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DHS Implements New Processes for Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans and Eliminates Cap for Venezuelans
Posted on 6 Jan 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 6, 2023 "On Jan. 5, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a safe and lawful way for qualifying Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans with U.S.-based supporters to travel by air to and temporarily reside in the United... Read More

Parole Process Notices: Venezuela, Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba
Posted on 5 Jan 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

These changes will take effect January 6, 2023. Implementation of Changes to the Parole Process for Venezuelans Implementation of a Parole Process for Haitians Implementation of a Parole Process for Nicaraguans Implementation of a Parole Process... Read More

Implementation of a Parole Process for Venezuelans
Posted on 18 Oct 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 10/19/2022 "This notice describes a new effort designed to immediately address the increasing number of encounters of Venezuelan nationals along the southwest border (SWB), as... Read More

USCIS Resumes Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program Operations
Posted on 1 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Sept. 1, 2022 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is resuming operations under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) program, beginning with pending CFRP program applications. USCIS has begun to mail interview notices... Read More

All About Parole Practice Advisory
Posted on 18 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CLINIC, April 2022 "Parole is a vehicle through which an applicant receives permission to enter or remain in the United States without being granted formal admission. This practice advisory provides an overview of parole, including which agencies... Read More

Tags: parole

USCIS Rescinds Z-R-Z-C-; Implications for AOS
Posted on 2 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, July 1, 2022 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rescinds its designation of the decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of Z-R-Z-C- as an Adopted Decision and updates its interpretation of the effects... Read More

DHS Resumes Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program and Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program Operations
Posted on 10 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, June 9, 2022 "The United States is taking a series of measures to increase support for the Cuban and Haitian people in line with our national interests. Both Cuban and Haitian people are confronting a humanitarian crisis and our policy focuses... Read More

Tags: Haiti , Cuba , parole , DHS

Helping Afghans and Ukrainians Progress from Parole to Temporary Protected Status to Permanent Residence
Posted on 3 May 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta and Kaitlyn Box, May 3, 2022 "In light of the recent crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been at the forefront of discussions around how the United States can assist individuals who are fleeing these... Read More

Advance Copy of Uniting for Ukraine Parole Process FR Notice
Posted on 25 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/27/2022 "This notice announces the implementation of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) parole process called Uniting for Ukraine. Pursuant to this process, DHS... Read More

Tags: Ukraine , parole , DHS

DHS "Uniting for Ukraine" Parole Program
Posted on 25 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 25, 2022 "On April 21, 2022, President Biden announced Uniting for Ukraine, a new streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression opportunities to come to the United States.... Read More

Tags: Ukraine , parole , DHS

Is Congress Failing Afghan Evacuees?
Posted on 29 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post, Mar. 29, 2022 "Most Afghan evacuees fled with few, if any, belongings. Some were separated from immediate family members in the chaos. Many remain deeply traumatized. Then there is the larger, looming crisis... Read More

Groups Push for Dedicated Afghan Parole Program
Posted on 16 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Letter dated Feb. 15, 2022 to DHS and USCIS - Request for Creation of the Afghan Parole Program, a Designated Parole Program for At-Risk Afghans "Dear Secretary Mayorkas and Director Jaddou: We write on behalf of the undersigned legal services... Read More

Expert: Programs to Help Afghan Allies "Overwhelmed" Due to Trump Cuts
Posted on 16 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Feb. 16, 2022 "Thousands of Afghan allies who narrowly missed being evacuated, and who have been living in hiding in Afghanistan or illegally in neighboring countries, have counted on a program known as humanitarian... Read More

ICE Records Received Through FOIA Confirm Need for Increased Oversight of Agency’s Arbitrary and Unfair Parole Decisions for Asylum Seekers
Posted on 23 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Human Rights First, Sept. 23, 2021 "Records received by Human Rights First from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that the agency systematically and arbitrarily failed to release... Read More

Tags: parole , ICE , asylum

Afghan Parolee Support Program
Posted on 3 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Aug. 24, 2021, exact source unknown "Agencies submitting proposals for the FY 2021- FY 2022 Afghan Parolee Support (APS) Program should consider the following guidance as they plan for and prepare to serve Afghan parolees under the APS program... Read More

Tags: afghans , parole