What is Humanitarian Parole?
Humanitarian Parole is for those experiencing extenuating circumstances which may grant them temporary parole into the United States. Individuals may apply for Humanitarian Parole to enter the U.S. only under emergency or humanitarian circumstances. This parole is temporary and is usually granted only so long as the duration of the emergency exists. There are several situations in which a person might be eligible for Humanitarian Parole, but it is ultimately at the discretion of the Humanitarian Affairs Branch of USCIS, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), or the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer reviewing their case.
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Humanitarian Parole FAQs
No, Form I-134 is not legally enforceable. It is helpful for USCIS to judge financial stability, but it is not a legally binding document.
It can take several months to process humanitarian parole cases, and it can take even longer if mistakes or errors were made on the application. It is, therefore, highly recommended to seek assistance from a qualified immigration attorney who can prepare your case and determine if your case is eligible for expedite processing.
If you need to extend your stay in the U.S., you can file for an extension or re-parole at least 90 days prior to your visa expiration date.