Parole Policy to Benefit Eligible U Principles and Beneficiaries
The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman) is pleased to announce the issuance of its Recommendation to USCIS regarding a U visa parole policy. This policy would facilitate parole for individuals who have established eligibility for U nonimmigrant status and who reside outside of the United States. The development of a consistent parole policy would comply with USCIS’ regulatory mandate, address the urgent humanitarian concerns of principals and beneficiaries residing abroad and streamline adjudications of parole requests. The Ombudsman looks forward to USCIS’ response to the Recommendation, which must be provided within 3 months, pursuant to statute.
You may access the Ombudsman’s U visa parole recommendation at the following link: https://www.dhs.gov/publication/ombudsman-recommendation-parole-eligible-u-visa-principal-and-derivative-petitioners.