Military Parole in Place: Protecting Military Families

Military Parole in Place: Protecting Military Families

Military Parole in Place: Protecting Military Families (Recording with CLE)
Free for Members and Military Assistance Program (MAP) Volunteers
Live Event Date: 05/30/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Military parole in place (PIP) provides parole on a case-by-case basis to specific undocumented family members of military servicemembers, allowing eligible relatives to apply for a green card and work legally. Our panel of experts will discuss the qualifications for PIP, completing the application, and the differences in filing and adjudication practices at USCIS field offices.

Featured Topics:

  • Background and eligibility
  • Completing the application
  • Filing considerations
  • Adjudication at USCIS field offices
  • Common issues that may arise

AILA’s Military Assistance Program (MAP) is a pro bono program that matches active-duty service members and recent veterans with volunteer immigration attorneys. To learn more about MAP and to view the cases currently in need of pro bono assistance, visit the MAP website.

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Martin W. Lester (DL), Hixson, TN

Martin Lester is an immigration attorney based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a past Chair of the AILA Military Committee and a past member of the AILA Ethics Committee. He received his JD from Yale Law School (1990).

Stella Shimamoto, Honolulu, HI

Stella Shimamoto is an attorney with Hirota & Associates LLLC in Honolulu, Hawaii. She received her JD from the Michigan State University College of Law in 2011. She focuses on a wide range of family and business immigration issues, including complex derivative citizenship cases. She is the current chair of the AILA Military committee and previously chaired the AILA Hawaii Chapter from 2018 to 2021.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.