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United States: the parole process for Venezuelan citizens opens today

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has opened a process for Venezuelan citizens and certain immediate family members who are outside the United States to apply online for parole in the United States for a period of up to up to two years. The application process is detailed on the USCIS website, and allows eligible applicants to be sponsored for parole by an eligible US-based sponsor. A Federal Register notice providing further details of the program will be published tomorrow; a advance copy of the notice is available.

Venezuelans and their family members approved through this process will be allowed to travel to the United States and will be considered for parole, on a case-by-case basis, for up to two years. Once released on parole through this process, beneficiaries will be able to apply for work authorization.

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