New Executive Actions Grant Parole-In-Place to Family Members of U.S. Citizens & Ease Work Visa Access for DACA Recipients

Last Update: 2024-06-28

Parole-In-Place for Family Members of U.S. Citizens

On June 18, the Biden Administration announced executive actions to grant parole in place to qualifying spouses and children of U.S. citizens, allowing them to remain in the U.S. without fear of deportation while they apply for lawful permanent residence. The Department of Homeland Security will establish a new process to consider applications case-by-case.

Eligibility

Spouses

  • Be present in the U.S. without admission or parole;
  • Have been continuously present in the U.S. for at least 10 years as of June 17, 2024; and
  • Have a legally valid marriage to a U.S. citizen as of June 17, 2024.

Children of Applicants

  • Be present in the U.S. without admission or parole; and
  • Have a qualifying stepchild relationship with a U.S. citizen as of June 17, 2024.

Persons who pose a threat to national security or public safety will not be eligible.


Work Visa Access for DACA Recipients

The administration also announced a streamlined process for DACA recipients and others who are graduates of accredited U.S. institutions of higher education to apply for employment-based visas. USCIS will share more details.


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Fraud Prevention

  • These programs are not yet active.
  • Details are expected by the end of Summer 2024.
  • Avoid notarios and others promising special assistance for money.
  • To verify qualifications, ask for proof of credentials and retain a copy of that evidence.