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Getting Started: Overview of Parole and Release

These materials provide an overview of which asylum seekers are eligible for parole, and how to apply for parole.



Practice
Guide

Seeking Release from Immigration Detention

American Immigration Council
An overview of the different options a person in detention has to seek their release.

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DHS February 18, 2021 Memo, Interim Guidance: Civil Immigration Enforcement

Department of Homeland Security
This is the interim Guidance from the Biden administration on who is a priority for detention and deportation.

Practice
Guide

Parole from ICE Detention: An Overview of the Law

Immigration Justice Campaign
An overview of the law related to release from detention on parole, this document is intended to provide practitioners the legal framework to zealously advocate for their detained clients when requesting release on parole by ICE.

Practice
Guide

Parole: A Brief Guide

Immigration Justice Campaign
This is a brief, step-by-step guide to submit a parole request from ICE.

Practice
Guide

How Do I Find Out What Else Is Happening In My Client's Case?

Immigration Justice Campaign
This is a critical step-by-step guide to understanding what else is happening in your client’s case. As you represent your client in bond or parole/release, you need to know what is happening in their underlying removal case, because they operate independently of each other, and because changes in your client’s underlying case may affect your client’s eligibility for certain kinds of release.

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ICE Memo, “Parole of Arriving Aliens Found to Have a Credible Fear of Persecution or Torture”

Immigration and Customs Enforcement
In this 2010 memo, ICE lays out its policy of paroling certain asylum seekers who have passed their credible fear interviews. The memo explains the factors ICE will look at when considering parole requests, and the type of documentation ICE wants to see in these requests.

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DHS Memo, “Implementing the President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies”

Department of Homeland Security
In this February 2017 memo, DHS reaffirms the 2010 policy with regard to parole of arriving alien asylum seekers.
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