In early June, USCIS announced that it is sending a third round of invitations to apply for the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program. The HFRP Program allows certain eligible United States citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents who have filed I-130 petitions for family members in Haiti to apply for parole, allowing their family members to enter the United States before their immigrant visa priority dates are current. Once the family members are in the United States, they can apply for work authorization while they are waiting to apply for lawful permanent resident status.
At least once per year, the National Visa Center (NVC) identifies the Forms I-130 approved on or before December 18, 2014 with priority dates that are expected to become current within the 18 to 36 months after the HFRP Program invitations are issued. The NVC will then send invitations to the I-130 petitioners with instructions on how to apply for parole. Only individuals who receive invitations are eligible to apply for the program. USCIS anticipates conducting approximately 5,000 HFRP Program interviews each year, in order to further the government’s goal of promoting family unity among Haitian relatives, and supporting Haiti’s reconstruction and development by allowing the beneficiaries of the program to work in the United States and send remittances to Haiti, should they choose to do so.
If you believe that you may be eligible for the HFRP Program, please ensure that the NVC has your most current mailing and email address. If you or someone you know receives an HFRP Program invitation, please do not hesitate to contact the Joseph & Hall P.C. so that we can assist you in obtaining parole for your family member.
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