If you are seeking entry into Florida or another U.S. port of entry, you may be going through the inspection process in hopes of being admitted. After achieving this goal, you may be eligible to apply for adjustment of status and become a legal permanent resident. However, there are conditions under which you may not fulfill the admission requirements. At Cuevas and Garcia, P.A., Attorneys at Law, we have answered questions for many foreign nationals who find themselves inspected and paroled rather than admitted.
According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, you may receive a parole stamp on your passport, on your advance parole document or on your arrival/departure record if you meet certain requirements when you seek admission at a port of entry. Parole is not a long-term solution, and there is no general outcome. Instead, the result will be based on the specifics of your case.
First, the immigration officer determines your identity, that you are not a risk to U.S. security, and notes that although you are not admissible, it is a condition that may be overcome. For example, you may need to obtain a waiver or provide more evidence, so your inspection may be deferred until that can be provided.
You may be granted parole into the United States if your spouse, child or parent is an active duty member of the U.S. military, or if there is an urgent humanitarian reason. Alternatively, there may be a significant public benefit that would prompt the immigration officer to grant you parole. For more information about adjustment of status requirements, please visit our web page.