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What’s next for Haitian Family Reunification?

This article explains the recent developments regarding the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, set to begin in early 2015. As the criteria for the 2015 start date only apply to a fraction of those on waiting lists, advocates will continue fighting for full implementation.

Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text.

What is the Haitian Family Reunification Parole?

Dennis Mulligan, Haïti Liberté
November 12-18, 2014

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Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementing the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) program. The purpose of this program is to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.

HFRP will allow some Haitians living in Haiti to come to the United States before they can actually apply for their green card, if their relatives in the U.S. – either citizens or permanent residents – have petitioned for them to come. If a petition by the relative in the U.S. has been approved but the relative in Haiti has to wait for their visa priority date to become current, they may be eligible to come to the U.S. for up to approximately two years while they wait until they can apply for a green card.

 

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