10/28 deadline for re-parole

Oct 29, 2019
10/28 deadline for re-parole

The 1,039, who may be eligible for permanent status in the Marianas, provided by the Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Residents Relief Act, are reminded, October 28 is the deadline to apply to extend their temporary parole status. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services extended an automatic 120-day temporary parole after the Act, Public Law 116-24, was signed and gave parolees until October 28, to submit a re-parole request to maintain their status. The agency said the automatic extension gave it time to set up procedures to apply for a new permanent status the Act provides. But, so far, the Trump administration has not issued the necessary regulations. I wrote Public Law 116-24 to provide permanent status in the Marianas for parents and spouses of U.S. citizens, in-home caregivers, the stateless, and immediate relatives of persons granted permanent status by CNMI immigration law. All 1,039 were granted humanitarian parole, when U.S. immigration law first came into effect in the Marianas. But the Trump administration ended that parole program last December. There is no fee to file the re-parole request.