Immigration Law

New USCIS EAD Policy for Parolees (Aug. 19, 2019)

USCIS, Aug. 19, 2019, PA-2019-04

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address USCIS’ discretion to grant employment authorization to foreign nationals paroled into the United States, including those who are otherwise inadmissible."

USCIS Policy Manual, Vol. 10, Part B, Chap. 2 - Parolees, Aug. 19, 2019

"This chapter addresses discretionary employment authorization for foreign nationals who have been paroled into the United States under Section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), based on an urgent humanitarian reason or for a significant public benefit.

The purpose of this chapter is to tailor certain existing guidance for officers on how to exercise discretion in adjudications involving parole-based employment authorization. USCIS has determined that it is necessary to issue this guidance at this time because there is a national emergency at the U.S. southern border where foreign nationals are entering the U.S. illegally. USCIS also has determined that officers may need more guidance on the use of discretion in employment authorization adjudications."