Humanitarian Parole Immigration Attorney in New York City and Queens
Even if you are otherwise inadmissible to the United States, it is still sometimes possible to gain entry for a temporary stay in the face of a compelling emergency. A New York immigration attorney at Orbach-Rosenberg Law may be able to help you obtain entry on a Humanitarian Parole until the crisis is over.
Humanitarian Parole Explained
A Humanitarian Parole can be granted to anybody who has an urgent humanitarian reason to immigrate or who could provide a significant benefit to the public by being in the United States. While the parole is only temporary, it can last for as long as the emergency or humanitarian situation exists.
If such a situation exists and you cannot obtain the necessary admission documents from the Department of State, you can file an application for Humanitarian Parole. However, parole is only granted sparingly, and you must be able to prove you meet the criteria described above. If the government thinks you are trying to use parole to bypass the normal procedure for obtaining a visa, your application will be denied.
The procedure for applying for Humanitarian Parole involves filing a Form I-131 Application for Travel Document along with a detailed explanation and documentation supporting your need for Humanitarian Parole. You must also complete a Form I-134 Affidavit of Support to demonstrate that you will not become a public charge. You are allowed to be represented by an immigration attorney in this process.
Is it possible to get an extension of humanitarian parole?
Yes. If the expiration date of your parole is insufficient given your situation, you may be able to request an extension of parole, known as re-parole. An application for re-parole must be filed within 90 days of the expiration date of your original parole, which you will find noted on the I-94 Arrival/Departure Record. In order for your application for re-parole to be successful, you should consider all of the following:
- Make sure there is a record that you have received humanitarian parole
- File Form I-131, Application for Travel Document
- File I-134, Affidavit of Support
- Include a copy of your I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
- Include all required filing fees
Can I appeal if my request for Humanitarian Parole is denied?
There is no appeal process in place for parole denials. However, if new facts arise which were not included in your original application, you can submit new documents with that updated information to support your request.
Can a Humanitarian Parole be granted for medical reasons?
Yes. For instance, if you wish to travel to the United States to undergo medical treatment, you may be able to obtain a medical parole. Be prepared to provide the following:
- A statement from your doctor including your diagnosis, prognosis, and how long your treatment is expected to last
- An explanation of why you can’t get treatment in your home country or a neighboring country
- An estimate of the cost of the treatment and an explanation of how it will be paid for, with supporting documentation as necessary
- An explanation of how you will pay to return to your country after your medical needs are cared for
A medical parole or other Humanitarian Parole may be granted for children with the consent of a parent or legal guardian.
Let an Experienced New York Immigration Attorney Help You Make the Most of Your Humanitarian Parole Application
Humanitarian Parole is not often granted by the government. Having an experienced immigration attorney on your side can help make sure all your papers are in order, timely filed, and supported by a compelling argument with strong supporting evidence why you should be granted parole. New York immigration attorney Marilyn Orbach Rosenberg has over ten years experience as an immigration lawyer who understands well how U.S. immigration law can help people in need. In New York City, contact Orbach Rosenberg Law for assistance.