Family reunification remains a key component of U.S. immigration policy. Currently, the Cuban people are confronting a humanitarian crisis, and the United States has resumed the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program. CFRP was established in 2007 to provide a safe, orderly pathway to the United States for certain Cuban beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant petitions. According to the Program information letter family reunification for Cuban families is a priority:
“The CFRP Program was designed to allow certain family members to come to the United States before their family-based immigrant visas become available.”
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has begun sending interview notices to petitioners and began interviewing individuals who have a pending CFRP application in mid-August. Approval is decided on a case-by-case basis. New applications are currently not being accepted, but USCIS plans to accept new CFRP applications in the future. The U.S. has limited capacity to conduct interviews as the Embassy in Havana was closed in 2017 and the USCIS field office in Havana was closed in 2018, which resulted in the pause of the CFRP Program.
Eligibility requirements for the CFRP Program include:
The U.S. plans to resume the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program in Fall 2022.
Family reunification for Cubans and others is important because many people want to bring their families to the United States to help them achieve a better future and a higher quality of life. Our family based immigration attorneys have experience in the programs and procedures for family reunification immigration. Contact Godoy Law Office today to have a qualified attorney assist you in this process at 630-912-0322.