Parole in Place Plan Will Allow Certain Undocumented Spouses and Children of U.S. Citizens to Get Green Cards through I-485 Adjustment, Instead of Consular Processing

On June 18, the Biden Administration announced a “Parole in Place” plan to allow certain undocumented spouses and children of U.S. citizens to apply for permanent residence within the U.S., instead of needing to depart for Immigrant Visa processing. "The Fact Sheet: President Biden Announces New Actions to Keep Families Together" provides basic information on the program, which the Administration says will promote family unity.

The exact application process – such as required forms, filing fee and documentary evidence – has yet to be decided. Until a proposed rule is published in the Federal Register and public comments are accepted and reviewed, it will not go into effect as a final rule. USCIS will reject any filings related to this process received before the official start date, which might begin in late summer 2024.

In episode 16 of The Legal Immigrant, you will learn:

2:17 Who Will Benefit from the Parole in Place Program? 
3:42 How Will the Parole in Place Program Expand Who May Apply for Adjustment to Permanent Residence?
5:24 What are the Advantages of the Parole in Place Plan?
7:58 What are the Limitations of the Parole in Place Plan? 
10:54 How Will the Parole in Place Program Take Effect? 

For more on the I-485 adjustment of status application process, see:

Consult a qualified U.S. immigration attorney to discuss any potential Parole in Place benefits that may apply to you. This is NOT new law. Currently, it is a proposed program by Executive Action, which will not go into effect until it is published as a final rule in the Federal Register.

Beware of “notarios” and other consultants who make false promises to get you to pay them fees. If you rely on bad advice, you could put yourself in a worse position to legalize your U.S. immigration status and might further end up in removal (deportation) proceedings.

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This content provides general information and is for educational purposes only. Do not consider it as legal advice for any individual case or situation. U.S. immigration laws, regulations and policies are subject to change. The sharing or receipt of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship.


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