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Parole in Place PIP
« on: June 27, 2019, 03:00:12 PM »
IIRC A few years ago a gent former USMC brought his Ukraine Finace over via Mexico and married her with a US Judge on the middle of the El Paso Walking Bridge and because the US Judge conducted the Ceremony she was elegible for a US Green Card via little known PiP rules in about 3 days to one week later so she could both work and travel to visit family right away - he owned a successful Auto Dealership and the entire PiP and Green Card process was not to pricey as PiP was designed to reduce stress on Active Duty Military and Veterans Family Formation as happy MilVet families are a strong source of Patriot future MilVets like ME.

Curious if anyone has used this mechanism since and current status?

parole noun
pa·role | \ pə-ˈrōl  \
Definition of parole (Entry 1 of 2)
1: a promise made with or confirmed by a pledge of one's honor
especially : the promise of a prisoner of war to fulfill stated conditions in consideration of his release
2: a watchword given only to officers of the guard and of the day
3: a conditional release of a prisoner serving an indeterminate or unexpired sentence
4a: language viewed as a specific individual usage : PERFORMANCE
b: a linguistic act
— compare LANGUE
parole verb
paroled; paroling
Definition of parole (Entry 2 of 2)
transitive verb

: to release (a prisoner) on parole

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Trump's Border Security Order May End Parole in Place Program for Military Families
Executive order undermines use of parole as a means of attaining a temporary right to be in the U.S.
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Back in 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) set up a method meant to ease the way to a U.S. green card for unlawfully present spouses, parents, and ummarried minor children of U.S. citizen members of the U.S. military (current or past).

Called “parole in place” (or PIP), this new procedural avenue was meant to allow people who already qualified for a U.S. green card based on their family relationship to “adjust status”—that is, apply for lawful permanent residence or a green card—without leaving the United States, despite their past unlawful entry and stay.

The reason this was important was (as described in Adjustment of Status via "Parole in Place" for Family Members of U.S. Citizens in Military) that the majority of immigrating family members who entered the U.S. illegally (without a visa or other form of permission) will need to leave the U.S. for “consular processing” in order to complete their application for a U.S. green card. But when they get to the consulate, they might face a three- or ten-year bar upon return, as a penalty for their past unlawful presence.

This trap prevented many noncitizen family members of U.S. military servicepeople from applying for a green card in the past. (A so-called "provisional waiver" might help avoid problems at the consulate, but not everyone is able to prove the level of hardship that is required to be approved for the waiver.)

Now in 2017, however, the PIP policy faces an uncertain future. One of the executive orders issued by Donald J. Trump (the one titled “Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements”) says that no form of parole should be granted on an across-the-board basis. Many analysts are concerned that this will spell the end of PIP.

(See, for example, this San Diego Tribune opinion piece, "Trump order drops protection for families of deployed military.")

It's important to realize that the Trump administration has not, as of this writing, definitively said that it would end PIP. Many types of parole exist--it's questionable whether the people who wrote the order even realized that this category existed and its importance for military families.

Nevertheless, if you are about to apply for PIP, consult an attorney before taking the risk of being arrested and deported.

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Re: Parole in Place PIP
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 03:04:41 PM »
Did a quick Startpage Anon Goog search and:

Harlan York
October 1, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security has begun implementing Trump’s Executive Order entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” issued by the President on January 25, 2017. While the language in the memo seems to target Parole in Place,  according to the BBC news they were contacted by a spokeswoman from the Department of Homeland Security that said it is still a functioning program.

Parole in place was a policy that allowed immigrant relatives of military members to stay in the US. The Policy Memorandum stated that: “absent a criminal conviction or other serious adverse factors,” that immigrant spouses, children and parents of active duty military plus reservists and veterans could be given parole in place status based on prior policy.

As of February 17, 2017 Parole in Place sounded like it had been rescinded: meaning no longer an option. The memo that rescinded Parole In Place states:

…with the exception of the June 15, 2012, memorandum entitled “Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children,” and the November 20, 2014 memorandum entitled “Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children and with Respect to Certain Individuals Who Are the Parents of U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents,”  all existing conflicting directives, memoranda, or field guidance regarding the enforcement of our immigration laws and priorities for removal are hereby immediately rescinded…

But according to the spokesperson from Homeland Security, Parole in Place is still available. With 3 former Generals advising the President, this stands to reason.

If your family member already had a green card, they would not be in any danger of being deported.

BUT active duty military, reservists and veterans with undocumented or immigrant family members would need to get to an immigration lawyer immediately to find out what options there were.

In fact, the memo also states that Homeland Security has told ICE  to hire another 10,000 officers and agents to “to take enforcement actions consistent with available resources.”

If you are thinking about applying for Parole In Place, it might be wise to do so as soon as possible.