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USCIS issues guidance on discretionary employment authorization for parolees

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 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]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Aug. 19, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    July 15, 2020

    In Policy Alert PA-2020-10, USCIS consolidates existing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding officers’ application of discretion in adjudications

    2020.07.15 Applying Discretion in USCIS Adjudications

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