Immigration Newsletter

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

'Parole in place': Obama's illegal-immigration order stokes amnesty worries - CSMonitor.com

'Parole in place': Obama's illegal-immigration order stokes amnesty worries - CSMonitor.com

Facing intense pressure from immigrant advocates who want the president to do more to limit deportations, the Obama administration has quietly issued a directive to help undocumented immigrants who are closely related to military personnel stay in the country.

The effort is called "parole in place," and it aims to end rampant confusion among immigration officials about how to treat the parents, spouses, and minor children of those in active duty as well as veterans and reservists. Under parole in place, these relatives no longer have to leave the country to apply for legal US status – a situation that often resulted in the applicants being barred from reentering the US for years.
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