USCIS is finally resuming operations under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole, or CFRP, program, beginning with the cases that were already pending before former President Trump killed the program.
What you need to know:
- USCIS has begun to mail interview notices to CFRP program petitioners with instructions for the beneficiary interview.
- On Aug. 18, USCIS began conducting interviews at the U.S. Embassy Havana. USCIS has limited capacity to conduct interviews at this time, so beneficiaries should not take any steps to prepare for an interview until their petitioner receives an interview notice.
- USCIS is sending out general information about the resumption of the program to petitioners with pending CFRP program applications.
- USCIS is not issuing new invitation letters at this time. It will update its website and make public announcements when the next round of CFRP program invitation notices is issued. A petitioner who previously filed a CFRP program application that is still pending should not file another application.
- If you are a petitioner with a pending CFRP program application, ensure that both USCIS and the Department of State’s National Visa Center have your current mailing address.
If you have a family member from Cuba who has a pending immigration case, this program could speed the process significantly. We are thrilled it has come back. As stated above, there is nothing for you to do. USCIS will contact the potential beneficiaries of this program with instructions on how to proceed. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our office at 972-418-0003.