DHS and DOS Issue Joint Statement on Expansion of Access to the Central American Minors Program

DHS and DOS issued a joint statement on the second phase of the Central American Minors (CAM) program’s reopening. Eligibility to petition will now include legal guardians (in addition to parents) who are in the U.S. pursuant to any of the following qualifying categories: lawful permanent residence; temporary protected status; parole; deferred action; deferred enforced departure; or withholding of removal. In addition, this expansion of eligibility will now include certain U.S.-based parents or legal guardians who have a pending asylum application or a pending U visa petition filed before May 15, 2021.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21061631.

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