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Q. What is Humanitarian Parole in the U.S.?

From Jennifer Leavitt-Wipf,
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A. A parolee is an alien who may be inadmissible, but who is given temporary admission into the United States. One type of parole is humanitarian parole, authorized by the USCIS (formerly the INS) headquarters or overseas district offices for "urgent humanitarian reasons" specified in the law. It is used in cases of medical emergency and comparable situations. Humanitarian parole is granted on a case-by-case basis.
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