DHS has just announced a new family reunification parole processes for certain nationals from Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras and their immediate family members, who have approved family-based petitions filed on their behalf by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
USCIS is also expanding existing family reunification parole processes for certain nationals of Cuba and Haiti and their immediate family members. When these processes are officially launched, certain vetted individuals with already approved family-based Form I-130’s will be able to be considered, upon invitation, for parole into the United States, on a case-by-case basis, while they wait for their immigrant visa. The U.S. government will provide advance travel authorization for individuals who are approved and have been successfully vetted to travel. Individuals paroled into the United States under these processes will be eligible to apply for work authorization.
After certain eligible U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident petitioners, with an approved I-130, receive an invitation from the Department of State’s National Visa Center, they can apply for parole consideration under these processes on behalf of their beneficiary family members from Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, or Honduras. Petitioners must receive an invitation to participate in these processes, and invitations have not been issued yet. We will update this webpage once immigrations starts issuing these invitations.