The Department of Homeland Security recently announced it will be creating a program to allow certain family members of Filipino and Filipino-American World War II veterans to receive parole to come to the United States. The Veteran Parole Program for Filipino WWII Veterans was first announced in November of 2014 by Secretary Johnson and President Obama as part of the executive actions on immigration.
The program may enable eligible family members to provide support and care for their aging veteran family members who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. The program is detailed in the White House report issued in July 2015 titled, “Modernizing and Streamlining Our Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century.”
“Parole,” as detailed under the Immigration and Nationality Act, gives the Department of Homeland Security discretion on a case-by-case to permit individuals to come to the United States for a temporary period of time based upon urgent humanitarian reasons or for significant public benefit. Parole does not give an individual any permanent right to remain in the United States.
USCIS is not accepting these types of applications at this time. USCIS will inform the public when the application process is in place. Any applications received before the program is implemented may be denied.
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