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Biden Administration Expands Humanitarian Parole for Immigrants

 Posted on May 04, 2023 in Immigration

Naperville, IL Immigration AttorneysFor the past several years, the United States has faced a crisis at its borders, with numerous people attempting to enter the country after fleeing dangerous conditions such as wars, natural disasters, or political unrest. The administration of President Joe Biden has sought to implement programs that allow for legal immigration rather than unauthorized entry into the country. This has become an even greater concern in 2023 as Title 42, a rule that has allowed immigration officials to quickly expel many undocumented immigrants, is coming to an end. However, with the Biden administration's expansion of options for humanitarian parole, more immigrants may be able to resettle in the U.S.

Humanitarian Parole and Other Options for Immigrants

Over the past few years, a large number of migrants have fled dangerous conditions in their home countries and sought to enter the United States. With limited options for legal immigration, many of these immigrants attempted to enter the country without authorization. After being detained and expelled by immigration officials, a large number of migrants have gathered in camps in Mexico, where they have been at risk of crime, health issues, and other dangerous conditions. To address these issues, the Biden administration has sought to provide more options for immigrants to enter the U.S. legally.

In recognition of the fact that many migrants have left their home countries due to dangerous conditions, the Biden administration is allowing certain immigrants to apply for humanitarian parole before entering the United States. These methods include people from Ukraine, Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua. These immigrants may receive parole and be admitted to the United States if they have a sponsor who will assume financial responsibility for them. They will also be able to apply for work authorization so that they can obtain employment after entering the U.S.

The Biden administration's programs have allowed around 300,000 immigrants from Ukraine to enter the United States in 2023. Around 360,000 immigrants from Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua will be able to receive parole by the end of the year. The administration has also expanded the number of immigrants who can receive Temporary Protected Status, allowing more than 650,000 people to receive protection against deportation.

While several states have fought these programs, claiming that allowing more immigrants to resettle in the U.S. will result in costs to taxpayers, others have welcomed immigrants who will be able to fill labor shortages. The influx of new workers into the United States has been beneficial for companies in multiple industries, including construction, food service, retail, manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare. A recent report by FWD.us estimated that around 450,000 immigrants who were paroled into the United States in 2021 and 2022 filled positions in industries with labor shortages.

Contact Our Illinois Immigration Lawyers for Humanitarian Relief

For immigrants looking to enter the United States legally, humanitarian parole can provide a viable option. However, navigating the process of obtaining this type of relief can be confusing, and understanding the requirements that must be met and the procedures that will be followed can be difficult. Whether you are seeking to enter the United States or wish to sponsor a person for parole, the experienced DuPage County immigration attorneys at Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices can help you understand your options. We are committed to helping immigrants enter and live in the U.S. successfully. Do not hesitate to contact us today with any questions or concerns that you may have. Call 630-932-9100 to schedule a free consultation.





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