DHS Announces a New Family Reunification Parole Process for Central Americans and Colombians

On July 7, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new family reunification parole process for nationals from Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras whose family members are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents and who have an approved immigrant petition (Form I-130). 

  • Specifically, nationals of these countries can be considered for parole on a case-by-case basis for up to three years while they wait to apply to become a lawful permanent resident. 
  • The qualifying relatives for this process are children and siblings of U.S. citizens and spouses and children of permanent residents. 

This program is part of the Biden administration’s border plan to address irregular migration at the U.S.-Mexico border and create more legal pathways for migrants so they do not journey to the border.

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