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Teleconference on the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program

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On October 27th, the USCIS International Operations Division and Office of Public Engagement invited stakeholder to participate in discussion on the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP).

Under this program, USCIS has been exercising its discretionary parole authority to permit eligible Cuban nationals who reside in Cuba and who are the beneficiaries of an approved Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) to be paroled into the United States while they wait for a visa to become available, since November 21, 2007.

This teleconference addressed changes in the program for certain Cubans who are currently eligible for visas under the F2A visa category (spouses and minor unmarried children of a Legal Permanent Resident), and who have scheduled interviews at the US Interest Section in Cuba on January 1, 2011, or later. These individuals will not be eligible to apply for parole under CFRP, but will be eligible only for visas under the F2A category.


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