Who can apply for parole?

Although arriving aliens are nearly always detained by ICE upon arriving, those arriving aliens who pass their credible fear interview may request to be paroled from detention. To request parole,  the person must submit to ICE evidence establishing

  1. their identity (passport or other government issued identity card),
  2. that they present no flight risk (i.e. they will show up to all immigration court dates),
  3. that they are not a danger to the community, and
  4. that other factors weigh in favor of his being released on parole.

Please note, that even if a person is able to provide ICE with this evidence, ICE may still deny the parole request. For some arriving aliens, ICE may agree to parole the person only after they have paid a sum of money (bond).