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5 Key US Parole Requirements for Venezuelans

5 Key US Parole Requirements for Venezuelans

Published by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). New requirements for Venezuelans who may benefit from humanitarian paroleThe Joe Biden administration approved it on October 12.

Humanitarian or significant public benefit leave for persons outside the United States (parole in English) would allow the regulated entry of up to 24,000 Venezuelan nationals into the country, who must, among other requirements, have a sponsor.

This Tuesday, October 18, Uscis, a subsidiary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), released other details about the process.

Here’s what you need to know:

1.- Have a sponsor

“Persons participating in the process must have a sponsor in the United States who agrees to provide financial support during the period of parole in the United States.”

USCIS defines this first step of parole. (This person must fill out a form) Form I-134, Statement of Financial Support) before the Citizenship and Immigration Service.

The sponsor, from one member to one family member, must fill out as many forms as they are going to sponsor; That is, one form per person, including children or adolescents who wish to benefit.

DHS will look at this person’s financial capabilities when completing the sponsor form(s). This is to “ensure that you can financially support the Venezuelan citizens you have agreed to support.”

read more: 5 Keys to Humanitarian Parole for Venezuelans in the US

2.- Who can be sponsors

Mainly those who have the financial means to financially support the person or persons in Venezuela they wish to support.

Uscis says these groups can be sponsors:

  • US Citizens and Citizens.
  • Lawful Permanent Residents, Lawful Temporary Residents and Conditional Permanent Residents.
  • Nonimmigrants in lawful status (who retain their nonimmigrant status and have not violated any of the terms or conditions of their nonimmigrant status).
  • Refugees, asylum seekers and parolees.
  • Holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
  • Beneficiaries of Deferred Action (including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or DED.
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3.- Which type of Venezuelan people can choose

Venezuela’s citizens, an estimated 24,000 by the government, will have the opportunity to apply for parole:

“A Venezuelan citizen (or his immediate family member) is outside the United States and may be considered for parole under this process.”

The following members of your family may accompany you:

  • Spouse or common-law partner of a Venezuelan national.
  • Your unmarried children under the age of 21. USCIS states, “If a child is under the age of 18, they must travel with a parent or legal guardian to use this process.
Those who entered the United States without documents after October 12 will not be eligible for parole. Photo: Efe

4.- What will be required

  • Be a citizen of Venezuela or an eligible Venezuelan immediate family member (spouse, common-law partner or unmarried child under 21) and travel with them.
  • Must have a valid passport for international travel.
  • Being outside the United States.
  • Have a US-based sponsor file a Form I-134 on your behalf that USCIS has reviewed and confirmed;
  • Provide your own business trip to a US airport and your final destination in the US.
  • submit and submit the necessary assessment and verification;
  • Must not be a permanent resident or dual citizen of any country other than Venezuela and do not currently have refugee status in any country.
    • This requirement does not apply to immediate family members (spouse, common-law partner, or unmarried child under 21 years of age) of an eligible Venezuelan citizen who are traveling with them.
  • Don’t be an unaccompanied child;
    • Children under the age of 18 must travel to the United States under the care and custody of their parents or legal guardians.
  • Have not received an order of removal from the United States within the past 5 years or have not been subject to a ban based on a previous removal order.
  • Have not entered the United States irregularly between ports of entry after October 19, 2022.
  • Not crossing the borders of Mexico or Panama illegally After October 19, 2022.
  • Complete all additional requirements, including vaccination requirements and other public health guidelines.
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Uscis makes it clear that any child traveling without a parent or legal guardian may be turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services, which will take care of their safety.

5.- What the sponsor must comply with

Requests they evaluate for a sponsor include:

  • Greet the beneficiary upon arrival in the US and transport the beneficiary to the initial accommodation.
  • A. to the beneficiary Safe and adequate housing For your trial period and initial basic requirements.
  • AAssist the beneficiary to complete the necessary documentsSuch as employment authorization, a Social Security card, and services you may qualify for.
  • Ensuring that requirements are met Medical and health needs of the beneficiary for the probationary period; Y
  • As appropriate, help the beneficiary access education and learn English; Ensure employment and enroll children in school.

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