What is Parole?

Parole meaning The discretionary decision that allows inadmissible foreign nationals to leave an inspection facility freely so that, although they are not admitted to the United States, they are permitted to be physically present in the United States. Parole is granted on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. Parole is not an “admission” or “entry.” The paroled foreign national is treated as an applicant for admission. Parole falls under INA section 212(d)(5)(A).


reference: U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services – Glossary