The family reunification parole processes for Honduras, Colombia, Guatemala & El Salvador
Are you struggling with the painful reality of having your family spread across different countries, caught up in a maze of laws and rules that seem too complex to understand? Many individuals now face the sorrow of family separation due to social, economic, and political issues. However, reuniting with your family offers a glimmer of hope. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently introduced new family reunification in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Colombia. Nevertheless, the journey to reunification isn’t always easy; it’s a puzzle of legal procedures that often requires the assistance of our experienced immigration lawyer.
At Andres Mejer Law, we are a law firm focused on immigration law, and we serve as a helping hand for those who hope to bring their family members back to their homeland with the goal of family reunification. Our lawyers have strong knowledge of both local and international immigration laws, and we have been effectively dealing with the intricate legal processes for years. Our skilled attorneys offer professional assistance and a deep personal dedication to reuniting families.
Our proven track record, in-depth knowledge, and committed service in family reunification have led to many joyous family gatherings. We take great satisfaction in helping families mend their lives, transforming despair into hope, and turning what seems unachievable into a reality.
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What is the New Family Reunification Parole Process?
The recently implemented family reunification parole (FRP) processes by the DHS apply to individuals from Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. These processes are for those with family members that are either US citizens or permanent residents and have already received approval to be reunited with their families in the United States. People living outside the US must meet various requirements, including screenings, background checks, and medical criteria, and should not have obtained an immigrant visa previously.
The FRP will be granted on a case-by-case basis and only temporarily, based on urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. The beneficiary must also show that they merit favorable discretion. If approved, parolees can stay in the US for up to three years and apply for work authorization while waiting for their immigrant visa. Once they become eligible for an immigrant visa, they can proceed with the process to become lawful permanent residents.
The primary objective of these procedures is to bring families together through legal channels and reduce unsafe and irregular migration.
What are the Steps in Family Reunification Parole Processes in Honduras?
The FRP process involves several key steps:
Step 1: Invitation is sent to the petitioner.
The US citizen or lawful permanent resident petitioner who filed the approved Form I-130 on your behalf receives an invitation, either by email or mail, to initiate the FRP process on your behalf.
Step 2: Petitioner submits Form I-134A online.
After receiving the invitation, the petitioner submits Form I-134A online through the myUSCIS web portal for each beneficiary you wish to support. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) performs background checks on the petitioner and verifies your ability to support the beneficiaries financially.
Step 3: Beneficiary electronically provides supporting information.
If the petitioner’s Form I-134A is confirmed, the beneficiary named in the form receives an email from USCIS with instructions on creating an online account and providing the necessary information.
Step 4: Beneficiary submits the request to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) One mobile application.
The beneficiary enters biographical information and a photo into the CBP One mobile application.
Step 5: Beneficiary receives advance authorization to travel.
At its discretion, CBP posts a notice in the beneficiary’s online account confirming whether advance authorization to travel to the US has been granted. This authorization is valid for 90 days.
Step 6: Beneficiary seeks parole at the port of entry.
Upon arrival at a US port of entry, CBP inspects each beneficiary, considering each case individually, and makes a discretionary determination on parole for up to three years based on humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.
Step 7: Beneficiary is paroled into the United States.
A beneficiary granted parole will be allowed to stay in the US for up to three years, subject to health and vetting requirements. They may apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) through Form I-765 to seek employment during this period.
Throughout the process, beneficiaries must meet various eligibility requirements, undergo a medical examination, and pass national security and public safety vetting. The decision to grant parole is made on a case-by-case basis, and not all beneficiaries may be approved for parole at the port of entry. Seeking the help of our knowledgeable immigration lawyer is crucial. At Andres Mejer Law, we can provide you with the guidance and support you need in fulfilling your dreams of reuniting with your family through family reunification in El Salvador.
Am I Eligible To Apply For The New Temporary Stay Permit?
To determine your eligibility for applying for Form I-134A and initiating the FRP process on behalf of the principal beneficiary and their immediate family members, you need to meet the following requirements:
- You must either be a US citizen or a lawful permanent resident, which means you hold a Green Card.
- You must have already submitted Form I-130, known as the Petition for Alien Relative, for the primary beneficiary, and the USCIS must have approved it.
- You have obtained a written invitation from the Department of State inviting you to complete Form I-134A. This form requests your participation as a supporter, enabling you to initiate the FRP process for the principal beneficiary and their immediate family members.
- When you received the invitation to submit Form I-134A, the main beneficiary had not yet been issued an immigrant visa.
For the beneficiary to be evaluated for the potential grant of advance authorization to travel to the United States and seek parole, they need to fulfill the following requirements:
- They are currently outside the United States.
- They qualify as either the primary beneficiary or derivative beneficiary of an approved Form I-130, a petition for an alien relative.
- They are citizens of a country that participates in a family reunification parole process, or they are beneficiaries connected to an eligible principal beneficiary.
- They have a family member (you) in the United States who has been invited to start the FRP process on their behalf.
- They have not been granted an immigrant visa at the time when you received the invitation.
- They hold a passport still valid for international travel and has not yet expired.
In addition to the above criteria, every beneficiary is required to:
- Complete a medical examination conducted by a panel physician.
- Pass national security and public safety vetting.
- Demonstrate eligibility for a favorable exercise of discretion by DHS.
- CBP will evaluate the beneficiary’s immigration history, interactions with US government entities, and screening results to determine eligibility for advance authorization to travel to the United States. Parole approval for the beneficiary at the entry port will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
To know if you can qualify for the new temporary stay, permit, or family reunification parole, you’ll need to check the requirements mentioned above by the DHS and USCIS. Having the support and knowledge of our immigration attorney is crucial during this process.
At Andres Mejer Law, we’re here to offer you the guidance and help you need to review those requirements thoroughly and increase your chances of a successful application. Don’t hesitate to reach our skilled immigration lawyer now and take the first step towards reuniting with your family.
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