Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer provide parole for individuals denied refugee status under the Central American Minors (CAM) Parole Program.

As of August 16, 2017, USCIS will no longer consider or authorize parole under the CAM Parole Program. This terminates the conditional approval for parole for individuals who have been conditionally approved for parole under this program and who have not yet traveled. Such individuals will need to apply for parole consideration independent of the CAM program by filing USCIS Form I-131.

Individuals paroled into the United States under the CAM Parole program will maintain their parole until the expiration of that period of parole unless there are other grounds for termination of parole. CAM parolees may also apply for re-parole on Form I-131 before their current parole period expires. CAM parolees may also apply for any immigration status for which they may be otherwise eligible. USCIS will consider each request for re-parole based on the merits of each application.

The termination of the CAM Parole Program does not affect the CAM Refugee Program and its operation.

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