Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans

DHS (Department of Homeland Security) has introduced procedures to facilitate the safe and orderly entry of nationals from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, along with their immediate family members, into the United States. These processes consider qualified individuals who lack U.S. entry documents and are currently residing outside the United States. They may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for advanced authorization to travel and temporary parole for a period of up to two years. This is primarily granted for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. 

 To be eligible for these processes, individuals must meet certain criteria: 

  1.  They must have a U.S.-based supporter. 
  2. They are subjected to thorough security screening. 
  3. They must satisfy other eligibility requirements. 
  4. Their case should warrant a favorable exercise of discretion. 

Participation in these processes necessitates having a supporter in the United States who commits to providing financial support throughout the parole period. The initial step involves the U.S.-based supporter submitting a Form I-134A, Online Request to be a Supporter and Declaration of Financial Support, to USCIS for each beneficiary they intend to support, including minor children. The U.S. government will review the supporter's information provided in the Form I-134A to confirm their financial capability to support the beneficiaries they are endorsing. 

For further details and specific eligibility requirements related to each country, please refer to the provided information. You can also find additional insights in our Frequently Asked Questions About the Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans page. 


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