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The Benefits, Risks, and Process for Applying for Parole-in-Place Under the Family Reunification Task Force Process

Community Explainer
Issue area
Children and Families
Removal Defense
Community Advocate
Published: May. 6, 2024

The Department of Homeland Security’s Family Reunification Task Force has established a parole process for persons who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of the Trump administration’s Zero-Tolerance Policy and other similar Trump administration practices. Parents, children, and other family members who were not deported as a result of the policy and currently live in the United States may benefit from parole-in-place. While parole-in-place carries many benefits, applying for parole-in-place may also carry some risks. Through this Community FAQ, you will learn about the application process for parole-in-place for separated families and understand both the benefits and risks of submitting an application.