All about beneficiaries of the FRP Process
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the creation and implementation of a family reunification parole process (FRP) for nationals from Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Who can be a beneficiary?
A beneficiary is a national of Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador (or their immediate family member of any nationality) who is outside the United States and who may be considered for a discretionary grant of parole under this FRP process.
What must a beneficiary do to be considered eligible?
be outside the United States
be the principal beneficiary (or a derivative beneficiary spouse or child) of an approved Form I–130, Petition for Alien Relative;
be a national of Colombia or be a non-Colombian derivative beneficiary spouse or child of a Colombian principal beneficiary;
have a petitioning relative in the United States who received an invitation to initiate this FRP process on their behalf by filing a Form I–134A;
have a U.S.-based petitioning relative who filed a Form I–134A on their behalf that USCIS has vetted and confirmed;
have not yet been issued an immigrant visa at the time the invitation is issued to the petitioning relative; and
have an unexpired passport valid for international travel, or possess alternative acceptable documentation as described in the invitation letter issued to the petitioning relative.
Who is an ineligible beneficiary?
A person who:
has crossed irregularly into the United States, between the POEs, after July 10, 2023, except DHS will not consider a beneficiary to be ineligible based on a single instance of voluntary departure pursuant to section 240B of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1229c, or withdrawal of their application for admission pursuant to section 235(a)(4) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1225(a)(4)
has been interdicted at sea after July 10, 2023; or
has been ordered removed from the United States within the prior five years or is subject to a bar to admissibility based on a prior removal order.