Case Check for Central American Minors Parole Program

You can use the tool below to check if your relative is eligible for resumed processing under the Central American Minors (CAM) Parole program.

In August 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the termination of the CAM Parole program.  This program considered for parole certain children and family members in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who were eligible for access to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program but were found ineligible for refugee resettlement. 

On June 13, 2018, a complaint was filed in the Northern District of California, S.A. v. Trump, 18-cv-03539, challenging the August 2017 decision to terminate the CAM Parole Program and related issues. Pursuant to the Final Judgment and Order for Permanent Injunction in S.A. et al v. Trump issued on May 17, 2019 and related settlement agreement, USCIS is reopening and continuing processing of certain CAM parole cases under the previous CAM parole policies and procedures. Cases affected by this agreement include individuals who had received a conditional parole approval notice that USCIS then rescinded in 2017 following the CAM Parole program’s termination.

  • DHS recently mailed notices to all participants who are eligible for resumed processing.  If you did not receive a notice in the mail and are unsure whether your case is eligible for resumed processing of CAM parole, please enter the WRAPS case number from your initial CAM Program filing.

USCIS is reopening this CAM parole case and will resume processing for consideration under the same CAM Parole program requirements in place before the program ended.

Our records indicate that we conditionally approved this case for CAM parole and that we rescinded the conditional approval in 2017 following the program termination. The parent in the United States and the family member abroad will receive a notice indicating that USCIS is reopening this CAM parole case for continued processing. 

If the parent in the United States does not receive the notice by July 15, 2019, please email CAM@uscis.dhs.gov.

Our records indicate that this case is not one of the cases that USCIS is reopening as part of the settlement for certain CAM parole cases.

If you feel you received this response in error, please email CAM@uscis.dhs.gov with evidence of your prior CAM conditional approval and subsequent rescission.

DHS Privacy Notice Central American Minors (CAM) Parole Program Lookup

AUTHORITIES: The information requested by the CAM Parole Program Lookup, is collected under the Immigration and Nationality Act section 212(d)(5)(A) and 101(a)(13)(B).

PURPOSE: The primary purpose for collecting your DOS WRAPS case number is to assist you with determining whether you may be eligible to seek parole under the CAM Parole Program.

DISCLOSURE: The information you provide is voluntary. However, failure to provide the requested information, may prevent USCIS from providing you with a response to determine whether you may be eligible to seek parole under the CAM Parole Program.

ROUTINE USES: Information disclosed to DHS by DOS may be used by and disclosed to DHS personnel and contractors or other agents who need the information to assist in activities related to your inquiry. The information may be shared in accordance with approved routine uses described in the associated published system of records notice [STATE-59-Refugee Case Records (PDF)] and as described in the Privacy Impact Assessments [DHS/USCIS/PIA-064 myUSCIS and DOS Refugee Processing Center - General Support System].

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