AILA Public Statements

AILA President Welcomes Implementation of New Family Reunification Parole Processes for Colombians, Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Hondurans

7/7/23 AILA Doc. No. 23070703. Admissions & Border, Asylum

Washington, DC - In response to an announcement from the Department of Homeland Security on the implementation of new Family Reunification Parole (FRP) Processes for nationals of Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, AILA President Farshad Owji said:

“AILA applauds the administration’s wise expansion of the Family Reunification Parole programs to nationals from Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The program permits qualified individuals residing in their home country to more quickly reunite with their U.S. citizen and legal resident family members in the United States. By applying its legal authority to reunite families, the administration is building on its strategy of providing legal pathways for migration and recognizing a primary driver of migration: the basic desire to live with family. Today, the administration has strengthened all American communities by reinforcing family reunification as the cornerstone of U.S. immigration policy.”