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.
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.
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.
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.
DHS Memo, “Implementing the President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies”
In this February 2017 memo, DHS reaffirms the 2010 policy with regard to parole of arriving alien asylum seekers.