Getting Started: Overview of Parole Eligibility

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



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.

Webinar
60 Min.

Seeking Parole for Detained Asylum Seekers

Immigration Justice Campaign
This webinar walks attorneys through the basics of representing detained asylum seekers in their parole applications, covering who is eligible for parole, what factors are relevant in parole applications and how to document them, and the time frame and procedure for requesting parole.

Link

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.

Link

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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