Venezuela Parole Program now available

USCIS announced a program for Venezuelans.  This program is limited to only 24,000 Venezuelans at this time.  To be eligible, the Venezuelan beneficiary (beneficiary) must have a supporter in the United States.   The beneficiary must pass national security and public safety vetting, and they must fly at their own expense to an interior Port of Entry.  They must fly– they cannot try to enter by land.   Individuals are ineligible if they have been ordered removed from the United States within the past five years, or if they entered unauthorized into the United States between POEs, Mexico, or Panama after October 19, 2022.

The application is available online only. Once approved, beneficiaries will have travel authorization for 90 days to enter the United States and be eligible to apply for work authorization.   The period of parole will be up to two years.