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USCIS issues guidance on discretionary employment authorization for parolees

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 19, 2019

    In Policy Alert PA-2019-04, USCIS addresses discretion on granting employment authorization to foreign nationals paroled into the United States. The guidance focuses on how officers granting authorization should consider relevant factors on a case-by-case basis, but provides a list of positive and negative factors to be considered. [ID #767]

    Employment Authorization for Parolees
  2. Effective Date

    August 19, 2019
  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    August 12, 2021

    USCIS Policy Alert Rescinding Guidance on Discretionary Employment Authorization for Parolees

    This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On August 12, 2021, USCIS issued Policy Alert PA-2021-18 rescinding Trump-era guidance in the Policy Manual addressing USCIS’ discretion to grant employment authorization to noncitizens paroled into the United States.

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Current Status

Not in effect
August 12, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: CBP ICE USCIS

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