Humanitarian parole is a discretionary measure used by the U.S. government to allow individuals who are otherwise inadmissible to enter the United States for a temporary period due to compelling humanitarian reasons. This may include urgent medical needs, family emergencies, or other similar circumstances.
Uniting for Ukraine is a specific humanitarian parole program created in 2022 by the U.S. government to provide relief for individuals affected by the war in Ukraine. The program allowed sponsors to apply for eligible Ukrainian citizens to come to the United States temporarily.
Aside from Uniting for Ukraine, there are other humanitarian parole programs currently available in the United States, including for victims of trafficking and for individuals who are at risk of harm due to environmental disasters or political unrest in their home countries.
It is important to note that humanitarian parole is a discretionary measure, and individuals who are granted humanitarian parole are only allowed to stay in the U.S. for a temporary period and are not guaranteed any legal status or path to permanent residency.
To ascertain the eligibility of your loved one for humanitarian parole, please reach out to Catala Immigration PLLC for a consultation.
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