Most Cubans with Form I-220A are eligible for interim parole.
It is provided by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This happy news started spreading in different media about a month ago. What’s amazing is that island-born immigrants get to this “status” without taking any steps to reach it.
This is a unique opportunity for Cubans because it allows them to apply for legal residency in the United States after one year and one day. After that date passes, immigrants may benefit from the Cuban Adjustment Act. This option was, until recently, unavailable to holders of that document.
The current distribution of interim paroles comes after a landmark decision by the US Board of Immigration Appeals. This relates to denying the possibility of consideration of the Form I-220A, Temporary Parole Order, as a valid means of obtaining immigration adjustment.
National security seeks alternatives
Beyond that decision, the Joe Biden administration began granting interim parole to holders of Form I-220A. Many attorneys and immigration experts say the distribution may be a strategy by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Everything has to do with the number of cases and adequate judicial resources. DHS is seeking alternatives to regularize the status of Cuban immigrants. Recipients of this form must attend ICE appointments and review notices regarding their stay in the United States.
Javier Díaz, a journalist from Univisión, shared on Facebook the story of a Cuban woman who entered the United States in 2021. Now he found a new way to regularize his immigration status under the Cuban Adjustment Act.