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Who can be a Supporter for Parole Process Applicants from Cuban, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela?

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The Department of Homeland Security, DHS has announced a parole process for nationals and their immediate family of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaraguan that was previously only available to Venezuelans to request to come to the United States for a temporary period of up to two years for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.

One of the eligibility requirements is that a qualifying applicant from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua or Venezuela including their minor children must be supported by certain individuals based in the U.S.

Qualifying U.S. based supporters include:

  • S. Citizens or Nationals
  • Legal Permanent Residents of the United States
  • Any noncitizen who holds a lawful status in the United States such as Temporary Protected Status, asylum status, a noncitizen granted parole status or deferred action or deferred enforced departure.

U.S. Supporter Eligibility Requirements include:

  • File application form I-134A which does not require a fee.
  • Must pass security and background vetting, including vetting for public safety, national security, human trafficking, and exploitation concerns.
  • Demonstrate sufficient financial resources to receive, maintain and support the qualifying applicant that the U.S. Supporter is agreeing to support for the duration of the parole period.

Support a U.S. Supporter is expected to provide to a qualifying applicant:

  • Receiving the paroled beneficiary upon arrival in the United States and transporting them to initial housing.
  • Ensuring that the paroled beneficiary has safe and appropriate housing for the duration of their parole and initial basic necessities.
  • As appropriate, helping the paroled beneficiary complete necessary paperwork such as for employment authorization, for a Social Security card, and for services for which they may be eligible.
  • Ensuring that the paroled beneficiary’s health care and medical needs are met for the duration of the parole; and
  • As appropriate, assisting the paroled beneficiary with accessing education, learning English, securing employment, and enrolling children in school.

Multiple Supporters

  • Supporters can file individually, file with other individuals or file on behalf of organizations, businesses, or other entities.
  • Supporters must include supplementary evidence demonstrating the identity of, and resources to be provided by, the additional supporters and attach a statement explaining the intent to share responsibility to support the beneficiary. These supporters’ ability to support a beneficiary will be assessed collectively.
  • Individual supporters filing with or on behalf of an organization, business, or other entity should submit evidence of the entity’s commitment to support the beneficiary when they file the Form I-134A. This can be demonstrated through a letter of commitment or other documentation from an officer or other credible representative of the organization, business, or other entity describing the monetary or other types of support (such as housing, basic necessities, transportation, etc.) the entity will be providing to the specific beneficiary. Individuals who are filing in association with an organization, business, or other entity do not need to submit their personal financial information, if the level of support demonstrated by the entity is sufficient to support

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