The Government of the United States permanently promotes various mechanisms for smooth and safe migration to the American Union, most of them with the possibility to apply online which eliminates the burden of travel, time and paperwork, and facilitates access participation.
One of these processes is ‘humanitarian words an alternative to entering the United States offered by the Government of this country to citizens of certain countries.
To know more about this move, NTN24 spoke to lawyer María Trina Burgos, from the María Trina Burgos PA law firm who emphasized that this is a process that people consider complicated, but it is actually very simple.
“‘Humanitarian parole’, as the word implies, is a program implemented by immigration so that qualified people can enter the United States in an orderly and safe manner,” commented the lawyer.
The expert shows it When a country has a serious problem, the United States Government creates a ‘humanitarian parole’ for that specific country.
For example, Ukraine currently has ‘humanitarian parole’, as does Afghanistan. The most recent countries are Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba and Nicaragua.
“Citizens of these countries are eligible after a complete immigration review process to determine if the person can enter the United States under the parole program,” the attorney added.
But what does it take to use this process? Basically two things: be a national of one of the countries covered by ‘humanitarian parole’ and have a sponsor or petitioner residing in the United States seeking entry.
From this, the lawyer María Trina Burgos explained that the process is divided into two stages: the first is sponsor application through form I134A.
The second stage, when the sponsor’s request is approved, is that The beneficiary – who must be in his country of origin – must fill out a form, answer questions and undergo an assessment the authorities.
Finally, If the procedure is positive, the beneficiary will receive a travel permit within 90 days.
“In other words, you have 90 days to enter the United States and Such parole, once entered, is valid for two years. That person can even get a work permit,” added the lawyer.
Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the process for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans.