At the beginning of this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented a new policy that allows certain nationals from Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to apply for Advance Parole. Advance Parole is a travel document that allows migrants to travel outside of the United States, and then legally return. In order to qualify for Advance Parole under this new policy, an immigrant needs to be the beneficiary of an I-130 Petition, as well as have an urgent reason to be in the United States (as determined by DHS), and you must submit evidence of this reason.
This ability to apply for Advance Parole will allow certain nationals to travel to the United States for a maximum of three years. This policy gives a new opportunity for those with family in the United States to visit their loved ones, and will thus reunify families across the country. During this time, these nationals may also apply for work authorization. To learn more about qualifying for Advance Parole under this new policy, call our office to set up a consultation.