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Reasons to Deny a Humanitarian Parole

Humanitarian parole is a form of temporary entry into the United States for people who need to get there quickly for important humanitarian causes. But an application for humanitarian parole can be turned down for a number of reasons, such as: 

  1. Lack of compelling humanitarian need: The most common ground for denial is a lack of sufficient evidence demonstrating that the individual has a compelling humanitarian need for admission to the U.S. 
  2. Does not comply with general requirements: If the applicant is not outside the U.S., if the applicant has dual citizenship or immigration status is another country, the application may be denied. 
  3. Public health concerns: Public health concerns, such as the potential transmission of infectious diseases or lack of complete vaccination requirements, can lead to the denial of a person’s application for humanitarian parole. 
  4. Insufficient or wrong documentation: The request may be denied if the individual fails to provide the right documentation to support their application, or submits it in the wrong prompt on the form. 
  5. Financial reasons: If the applicant is unable to demonstrate that they or their sponsor do not have sufficient funds to support their stay in the U.S., their application for humanitarian parole may be denied. 
  6. Previous immigration violations and security concerns: An application for humanitarian parole may be denied if the applicant has a history of breaking immigration laws, such as overstaying a visa or entering the U.S. without authorization, or if the applicant has a criminal record or is otherwise deemed a security concern. 

It is important to note that humanitarian parole is discretionary process and there is no guarantee that an application will be approved. Each case is looked at on its own merits, and a denial does not necessarily mean that the individual does not have a compelling humanitarian need. 

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