Are you or someone in your family serving in the U.S. military and want to help fix the status of a family member who doesn’t have proper documentation? If so, we can use your military status to help your loved one!
The process is called “Parole in Place.” Here’s a specific instance of our firm helping a client through the Parole in Place process.
Helping a Client Like Your Loved One
Michael served for four years in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged after his commitment ended. He then met and married his wife Sara. Sara had been brought to the U.S. about 25 years ago when she was just a little girl.
She has been here ever since. Sara and Michael had been married for several years, and after hearing about the Trump Administration’s ICE raids, they decided to come to New Frontier Immigration Law to see if they could get help with Sara’s immigration status.
They made the right choice. New Frontier Immigration Law’s founder and lead attorney, Hillary Walsh, is intimately familiar with the military Parole in Place process. After all, Hillary is a 15-year military spouse!
Hillary and the New Frontier Immigration Law team were able to help Michael and Sara navigate through the military Parole in Place process, and in just a few short months, Sara obtained her I-94 (which proves she entered the country lawfully). Shortly after that, the firm helped get Sara’s green card—without her having to leave the U.S.!
The benefit of the military Parole in Place program is that Sara didn’t need to go back to her home country, Mexico, to go through the scary process of waiting in Juarez to apply for her green card. Instead, Sara was able to stay in the U.S. with her family.
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Parole in Place Could Help Your Loved One, Too
For families who have very small children, leaving the country for an indefinite amount of time is simply not an option. However, neither is living in fear! This is why we love the military Parole in Place process!
So, if you’re:
- An active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces; or
- A current member of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve; or
- Someone who has previously served in the U.S. Armed Forces or the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and was honorably discharged.
And if you have a family member unlawfully in the United States, New Frontier Immigration Law can help you.
Applying for Parole in Place
To apply for Parole in Place, your loved one must submit an application to a local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office that has jurisdiction over their place of residence. Another option is for your loved one to get a Parole in Place attorney from our firm to help submit their application.
In the application, we can make sure your loved one includes:
- Document I-131 (Application for Travel)
- A cover letter addressed to the local USCIS field office‘s director
- Evidence of your loved one’s relationship with you
- Evidence of your military status
- Passport-style photos
- Evidence of any additional favorable discretionary factors
The USCIS’s website has further details about applying for Parole in Place. This can help you understand what information is required to secure an approval.
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The Benefits That Come with Parole in Place
Parole in Place benefits many families with a military member and an undocumented family member. The main benefit is that the undocumented family member won’t have to leave the country to get their green card––and if approved, they can get their status changed immediately.
There are additional benefits, including:
Protection from Deportation
Right after qualifying for Parole in Place, the family member gets protection from being deported. The family member will be permitted to stay in the U.S. and protected from deportation for one year (and can qualify for an extension if they submit another Parole in Place application).
Authorization for Employment
Also, after qualifying for Parole in Place, the family member can get authorized for a work permit. The family member will receive an I-94 record, which lets them apply for a work permit. With a work permit, the family member can legally hold a job in the U.S. and support their family.
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About Our Firm
Our immigration law team knows how confusing and upsetting issues with residency status and related issues can be. Many of our team members have experienced these issues themselves. Our knowledge and experiences help us empathize with our clients, and our expertise in immigration law lets us address your unique situation.
We’d like to listen to your and your loved one’s story and help you improve your situation. Your first meeting with our team is free, so you have nothing to lose by speaking with us. We provide many other services, too, such as appealing immigration-related decisions, so we may be able to help you in many ways.
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Our law firm loves this country, and we know you do as well. We’re glad you and your family are here, and we want to help you stay together.
If you want to know if you’re eligible for Parole in Place, download our FREE checklist available on our home page and find an amazing gift. You can also call us to consult with one of our team members. During your session, we can help you determine your loved one’s eligibility for Parole in Place and help them apply.