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Dear Immigration Director: Let Our Dreamers Go!

Angelo A. Paparelli explains why DACA grantees should be allowed to travel .

Risky Border Protest Lands DREAM Activists in Az. Immigration Jail...For Now

"Lizbeth Mateo paid her tuition Sunday for Santa Clara Law School, where classes begin next month. On Monday, she paused to send the school an email. "I'm letting them know I may not make it in time," she said. The reason for her delay: an unorthodox — and risky —...

Dream 9 Await Parole Decision

"What’s unclear is whether the nine would be released on parole to their American communities with a notice to appear in court. There also is a chance they could be held in detention until their hearing." - Cindy Carcamo, L.A. Times, Aug. 1, 2013 . "Tucson-based attorney Margo...

USCIS Policy Memo: Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces [and more]

"Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and the Effect of Parole on Inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality...

After Forming Deep Roots in U.S., Man Discovers He Isn’t a Citizen

"After living nearly a half century in the United States — marrying and raising a family here, paying taxes and working for decades for the federal government — Mario Hernandez made a discovery recently that rattled him to his core: He is not an American citizen. In fact, he is not even...

Unpub. BIA on Parole Time, 212(h), 'Lawfully Resided Continuously' - Matter of Joseph

"In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) held that time spent pursuant to a grant of parole under INA 212(d)(5)(A) should be counted toward the time an applicant for a waiver under INA 212(h) has "lawfully resided continuously in the United States." "...

DHS To Implement Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

"Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and to promote...

DOS/DHS: In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Minors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras With Parents Lawfully Present in the United States

"U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE and U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY The United States is establishing an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking...

Implementation of Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

"This notice announces the implementation of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program. Under this program, USCIS offers certain Haitian beneficiaries of family-based immigrant petitions approved on or before December 18, 2014 an...

In-Country Refugee / Parole Processing for CAM (Central American Minors); ORR Benefits, Services

In-Country Refugee/Parole Processing for Minors in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala (Central American Minors – CAM) "The Department of State is pleased to announce a new in-country refugee and parole program for certain qualified minors in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The program...

USCIS Telecon Feb. 26th re Haitian Family Reunification Parole

"Teleconference Invitation Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in coordination with the U.S. Department of State invites you to participate in a teleconference on Thursday, Feb. 26...

Immigration Judges Ordered To Consider Conditional Parole

"A Washington federal judge on Monday ordered immigration judges in Seattle and Tacoma to start considering conditional parole for immigrants hoping to leave detention, rather than monetary bonds, and granted class certification and judgment to plaintiffs accusing the courts of requiring a bond...

Updated Rivera v. Holder Practice Advisory (Release on Conditional Parole; Alternative to Monetary Bond)

(Current as of May 1, 2015) - Immigration Judges’ Authority to Grant Release on Conditional Parole Under INA § 236(a) as an Alternative to Release on a Monetary Bond " This advisory discusses the recent decision in Rivera v. Holder, --- F.R.D. ----, [2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48370] (W...

USCIS Announces Filipino WWII Veterans Parole Policy

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 89 / Monday, May 9, 2016 - "This notice announces the implementation of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Filipino World War II Veterans Parole (FWVP) policy. Under this policy, USCIS will offer certain beneficiaries of approved family-based...

CISOMB U Visa Parole Recommendation

USCIS Ombudsman, June 16, 2016 - "Ombudsman Recommendation on Parole for Eligible U Visa Principal and Derivative Petitioners Residing Abroad The Ombudsman recommends that USCIS develop a parole policy to benefit eligible U principals and beneficiaries. Since U visas were first established...

Advance Copy of USCIS Proposed Rule: Parole for Entrepreneurs (Pub. Date Aug. 31, 2016)

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/31/2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations implementing the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority to increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation...

Angelo A. Paparelli: Venture Capitalists and Immigration Proponents Likely Disappointed by USCIS Proposed Entrepreneurial Parolee Rule

Angelo A. Paparelli, Aug. 26, 2016 - "Venture capitalists and foreign entrepreneurs — who have waited since November 2014 to see how USCIS would articulate President Obama’s Executive Action announcing a proposed rule — are likely to be disappointed. They may see the benefit of...

Entrepreneur Parole Proposed Rule Published in Federal Register

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - " The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations implementing the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority to increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation...

USCIS Accepts Ombudsman's Recommendation to Adopt Parole Policy for U Visa Petitioners and Family Members

CISOMB, Sept. 7, 2016 - "USCIS has agreed [by letter dated Aug. 16, 2016] with the Ombudsman’s [June 16, 2016] recommendation to implement a parole policy for U visa petitioners and qualifying family members who live abroad. The U visa – available to individuals who have suffered substantial...

USCIS Policy Memo: Discretionary Options for Designated Spouses, Parents, and Sons and Daughters of Certain Military Personnel, Veterans, and Enlistees (Nov. 23, 2016)

USCIS, Nov. 23, 2016 - "This policy memorandum (PM) clarifies and supplements guidance issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in 2013 (“the 2013 PM”)1 with respect to designated family members of certain military personnel and veterans. Specifically, this PM provides...

BIA on Adjustment of Status: Matter of L-T-P-, 26 I&N Dec. 862 (BIA 2016)

Matter of L-T-P-, 26 I&N Dec. 862 (BIA 2016) - (1) An applicant for adjustment of status under section 209 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1159 (2012), must be either a refugee or an asylee. (2) Cubans who were paroled into the United States under section 212(d)(5) of the...

USCIS Announces Extension of Parole for Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens, CNMI

USCIS, Dec. 13, 2016 - "To allow immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and certain “stateless” individuals to maintain legal status in the CNMI, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended the parole program for these relatives, effective immediately, until December...

Obama Suddenly Ends Special 'Wet-Foot/Dry-Foot' Parole Policy for Cubans

January 12, 2017 Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy Statement by DHS Secretary Johnson on the Continued Normalization of our Migration Relationship with Cuba DHS Fact Sheet U.S. - Cuba Joint Statement News article by Franco Ordoñez, McClatchy DC, Just feet from...

Advance Copy of DHS Final Rule: Parole for Entrepreneurs

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 01/17/2017 - "This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to implement the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority in order to increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation...

USCIS Final Rule: International Entrepreneur Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - "This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to implement the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority in order to increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation, and job...