Humanitarian Parole – September 2023

In recent weeks, the Humanitarian Parole Program — Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Haiti — has made headlines. Some cases against the program are still pending in state courts, but they don’t affect the nation.

The Humanitarian Program began in January 2023. Texas and several other states sued DHS in federal court. Shortly, Texas and other states allege the DHS created a program without proper procedures. They also claim that the government is misusing pardon programs and that they don’t have the ability to create such a program.

Federal law allows the Humanitarian Parole Program. Law says rules-making process and actions were correct. The government claims that the Federal Government handles all internal immigration processes, and this policy works when implemented.

Since its implementation in 2023, fewer persons have illegally entered the border. Along with this program, they accelerated removals from certain countries.

Is this why my case has not been processed yet?

Visas for all 4 eligible countries are limited to 30,000 each month. Only 30,000 persons are accepted to the US under this scheme. The Government reported 1.5 million applications in May 2023.

High demand and amount of applications led the government to choose half the applicants by lottery. Another half is chosen first-come-first-serve.

In September, we don’t know how many people have applied.

Other considerations:

The listed nations have sent 181,000 persons to the US as of August 2023. The selected applicants have been processed by USCIS and CBP and are eligible for work visas. The Form I-864A agreement with the government requires sponsors to provide shelter, medical care, and food.

Since all applicants can receive work permits and driver’s licenses, they should be able to work legally in the US. Regardless of immigration status, legitimate U.S. workers must file taxes.

Discuss your Humanitarian Parole Program questions with an expert immediately!