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New memo provides support to immigrant family members of military service members

Posted on November 18th, 2013 No Comments

At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, we are pleased to see that President Obama’s administration recently sent out a memo regarding changes it made to parole being awarded to immigrants who are family members of military members, veterans, and those in the selected reserve of the ready reserve.

The old regulations regarding the granting of parole to immigrants, whether those already in the country or those looking to enter the country, stated that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would use its own discretion to award parole and do so in a limited manner. While this section still stands, the memo stated that people who are the parents, spouses, or children of either an active duty military member, veteran, or member (both past and present) of the selected reserve of the ready reserve should have this status play a significant role in being granted parole.

Should a family member of any of these qualifying service members be granted temporary parole, they may then have the option of seeking adjustment of status, potentially allowing them to obtain permanent residency. This will depend on their relationship to the U.S. citizen who is a military service member.

Whether you have questions about this new amendment or regarding other immigration issues, our Austin-based team at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, can help you. Call (512) 323-2333 to discuss your situation and immigration needs with us.

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