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What Is A Military Parole in Place?

Parole in Place allows a foreign national who came into the United States without authorization to stay for a certain period of time. Parole in Place is granted by a USCIS immigration officer on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. Some undocumented family members of U.S. military members can seek a Parole in Place for military families, allowing them to lawfully remain in the United States for one-year increments by applying to USCIS.

To be eligible for Military Parole in Place, applicants must be the spouse, widow(er), parent, son, or daughter of an active-duty member of the U.S. armed forces; an individual in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve; or an individual who previously served on active duty or in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and was not dishonorably discharged.


My name is Mario Godoy and I’m an attorney at Godoy Law office. I founded our office to help immigrants and their family members achieve their American Dream. Today I want to talk to you about the Parole in Place program. Parole in Place is a process by which the US Citizenship and Immigration Services assists the immediate family members of US military personnel to become eligible to adjust status in the United States and thus being able to become permanent residents of the United States.

So this includes the spouses, children and parents of US military members. Under the current immigration law, no one who came to the United States without inspection can adjust status unless he or she falls into a category or some type of special rule applies. now in the instance where an adjustment is not an option, the family member must do consular processing. Now Parole in Place allows that family member to adjust status inside of the U.S. and thereby avoid lengthy separation that can harm the military member’s morale readiness or the ability to complete his or her service.

It’s important to note that Parole in Place is available only the persons who are currently present in the United States and that the Parole in Place can be different from state to state. However, in all instances, it always starts with putting together a Parole in Place request letter with supporting documentation.

Parole in Place requests are purely discretionary and you should not assume that it’s going to be approved until USCIS officially notifies you. And because Parole in Place requests are not automatically granted, you should definitely discuss the benefits and the risks of making such a request with a qualified immigration attorney.

Please contact us today to get more information on this program.

Godoy Law Office

USCIS assists the immediate family members of U.S. military personnel to become eligible to adjust status and become permanent residents of the United States. You should discuss the benefits and risks of requesting a Military Parole in Place with a qualified immigration attorney. Contact the immigration lawyers at Godoy Law Office for more information at 630-912-0322.

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