Saturday, June 3, 2023

Immigration announces changes to humanitarian parole

MIAMI – The fact that the number of sponsors of the “humanitarian parole” program, which benefits Cubans, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans and Haitians, exceeds the United States government-set quota of 30,000 entry visas per month has led to a new announcement . Beneficiary Selection Form, reported to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Through so-called “humanitarian parole”, initially implemented for Venezuelans in October 2022, and later expanded to Cubans, Nicaraguans and Haitians on January 5, the United States allowed a limit of 30,000 applications. Established which will be accepted for four nationalities. An effort to reduce illegal immigration at the border that saw more than 6.5 million entries into the country during the administration of Democratic President Joe Biden, an unprecedented number that has created chaos along the United States’ southern border.

The government currently grants travel authorization to 30,000 people per month to come to the United States by applying for a temporary permit. The program provides legal permanence for a period of 2 years. The United States is expected to receive 720,000 foreigners through so-called “humanitarian parole”.

Given the high supply of “sponsors” of immigrants, USCIS has updated the review process effective May 17, 2023.

“We have updated this process because the number of support persons (sponsors) who have filed Form I-134A, the Online Application to Be a Support Person and the Declaration of Financial Assistance, has significantly increased compared to the 30,000 travel authorizations available monthly. is more. This is for the purpose of maintaining a meaningful and equal opportunity for all beneficiaries of Form I-134A to move forward in the process and apply for advance travel authorization, the USCIS office said in a press release.

And while the number of Form I-134A filers for sponsors, the number of visa authorizations for beneficiaries from the four countries remains at 30,000.

Officials clarified that the change will give all parole applicants a chance to be selected each day, while also ensuring that those who have been waiting the longest are processed.

Under the new review process, USCIS will make a “random selection” of about half of the monthly total (15,000 cases) regardless of the filing date of all pending Form I-134A, according to the agency in charge of immigration. Determine whether the case can be confirmed. The other half of the monthly total of Form I-134A will be reviewed in order of receipt based on the filing date of the case, with the oldest Form I-134A given priority for review.

One of the charities offering sponsorships is Wellcome. We offer that help. Interested parties must access the Welcome Connect Platform from their respective countries or any third country, but not from the United States. Only sponsors may enter from the US territory. Welcome Connect is facilitated by the organization Welcome.US, which seeks to promote the intention of sponsoring immigrants among Americans, even if they do not know them personally.

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