PAROLE IN PLACE (PIP)
Parole in place (PIP) is available to certain undocumented family members of U.S. military personnel (active or veterans). This primarily helps those family members, who entered the US illegally. By applying for Parole in Place (PIP), the immigrant is considered to have been “paroled” into the country and therefore, considered having a legal entry into the United States. US CIS may grant parole in place on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons, or significant public benefit, as authorized by law. A person may be eligible for parole in place in 1-year increments, if they are the spouse, widow(er), parent, son or daughter of: (1) an active-duty member of the US armed forces; or (2) an individual in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve; or (3) an individual who (whether still living or deceased) previously served on active duty or in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and was NOT dishonorably discharged.