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Month: June 2016

Parolee in the immigration context

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The Department of Homeland Security defines a parolee as: ” an alien, appearing to be inadmissible to the inspecting officer, allowed into the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or when that alien’s entry is determined to be for significant public benefit. Parole does not constitute a formal admission to the United States and confers […]

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Parole in the immigration law context

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Parole is a form of discretionary relief and temporary in nature for the most part. When a non-citizen seeking admission to the United States is not clearly qualified for admission, the immigration officer may choose to release the non-citizen on parole pending further investigation. Immigration authorities may also grant parole for humanitarian reasons or reasons […]

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