On November 15, 2013, United States Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum formalizing Parole in Place (PIP) for family members of service members. The policy was welcome as it expanded eligibility to family members of veterans, clarified that parents are eligible, and provided clarity to the process. If you are a member of the armed forces with undocumented family members, you should speak with an attorney to determine the PIP policy might assist you and your family.

Parole in Place is a policy that provides a lawful admission to family members of members of the U.S. Armed Forces so that they can adjust status in the United States. TThe goal of the policy is to promote family unity and military readiness by ensuring that active duty soldiers are not distracted by their spouse’s immigration status or risk of deportation. The policy was announced in response to a publicized incidents relating to undocumented spouses of active duty soldiers.

Kevin has helped receive Parole in Place for clients throughout Southern California including in San Luis Obispo County. Parole in Place is granted on a case by case basis and there is no guarantee an application will be approved. Accordingly, if you believe you might be eligible for parole in place, you should speak with an attorney. Kevin offers a 10% military discount for all services.