December 14, 2022
Humanitarian Parole for Venezuelans
The political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has left millions displaced. The country’s hyperinflation, lack of medicine, and employment have made for a low quality of life. According to the UN, more than 7 million Venezuelan Nationals have left their home country for different parts of the world, including the United States, Colombia, and dozens of other countries in Latin America. The United States has vowed to help create a lawful pathway for Venezuelans to enter the country. The US will allow up to 24,000 eligible Venezuelans to enter the United States and remain here for up to 2 years.
How does it work?
First, a qualifying sponsor must complete Form I-134 online and submit it to USCIS. If you intend to sponsor multiple people, regardless if they are family members, you must complete Form I-134 for each person. The beneficiary will need to meet public health requirements and validate their biographic information. Once verified, they will submit a photo and their biographic information to CBP One. Once that is complete, they will be notified by CBP and will be issued advance authorization to come to the US and seek temporary parole. If granted, they are given 90 days to enter the US and will be allowed to stay for a period of time up to 2 years. Issuance of advance authorization does not assure you will be approved for humanitarian parole. Once arriving in the US, the beneficiary can apply for a Work Authorization Permit with USCIS.
How can I become a supporter?
The sponsor must be a US Citizen, a Lawful Permanent Resident, or hold Lawful Status in the US, such as Asylum or TPS. They must be able to complete and pass security and background checks. And prove that they can financially support the beneficiary.
Who is eligible?
The beneficiary must have an eligible sponsor living in the US who can apply for them. They must be able to pass an extensive vetting process and meet specific eligibility criteria. Lastly, their application is worthy of favorable consideration.