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Fact Sheet: Parole Process for Venezuelans

By USCRI October 28, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched a Parole Process for Venezuelans on October 19, 2022. The “Process for Venezuelans” allows Venezuelan nationals and their immediate family members to enter the United States on humanitarian parole, permitting individuals to stay in the country temporarily for two years and access work permits. These individuals must have a sponsor in the United States who pledges financial support to the beneficiary for the entire two-year period. The announcement was paired with a notice by DHS that it will begin expelling Venezuelans entering without authorization at the southern border to Mexico through the use of Title 42, an obscure provision of public health law that allows border officials to rapidly expel asylum seekers and migrants to Mexico or their home country without due process.

The fact sheet covers why the parole program was created, steps to apply for the program, eligibility requirements for sponsors and beneficiaries, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans and the impact of Title 42.

Click here to access the fact sheet.


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