DHS has announced a lawful method for qualifying Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans and Venezuelans with U.S. based supporters to travel by air to and temporarily reside in the United States. Individuals arriving through this process may also apply for work authorization. DHS strongly encourages Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans seeking entry into the U.S. who are not eligible for visa to seek entry through this process as it will be the safest and most effective way to pursue temporary stay in the U.S. U.S. based individuals may submit Form I-134A, Online Request to be a Supporter and Declaration of Financial Support, on behalf of named nationals of Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua or Venezuela to come to the United State.
DHS has also announced that they have eliminated the numerical cap for a similar process for Venezuelans announced earlier this year. The process is fully online and individuals will be considered on a case-by-case basis for authorization to enter the U.S.
Individuals may seek a temporary period of parole for up to two years if they:
- Have a supporter in the United States who will provide financial support;
- Undergo and clear robust security vetting;
- Meet other eligibility criteria; and
- Warrant a favorable exercise of discretion.
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