Foreign residents with an emergency situation requiring them to travel to the U.S. may be able to enter with a form of discretionary relief called humanitarian parole. A grant of humanitarian parole allows those who are unable to obtain a visitor visa to apply to enter the U.S. based on urgent humanitarian reasons or if there would be a significant public benefit resulting from their admittance to the United States.
If you are granted humanitarian parole, you will be permitted to remain in the U.S. only for the period of time that is necessary for you to fulfill your humanitarian need or to tend to your emergency situation. You cannot obtain any permanent benefit with a grant of humanitarian parole, but you can apply for a temporary work authorization if you will need to work in the U.S. during your stay.
Humanitarian parole may be your only option for entering the U.S. if you are inadmissible; in other words, your personal circumstances include grounds or issues that make you ineligible for a visa to enter the United States. These applications are very difficult to get approved and require detailed documentation about the intended parolee, information about the family member(s) in the United States, the reasons for entering the United States, and evidence of sufficient financial resources to support the parolee while in the United States.
Call us today if you are facing a true emergency and you need to travel to the U.S. as soon as possible, you will find that it is worth your time and money to seek legal help from an experienced immigration attorney.