On January 5, 2023, the Biden administration announced a new humanitarian parole program applicable to nationals of Nicaragua, Haiti, Cuba, and Venezuela. Each month the U.S. will grant humanitarian parole to up to 30,000 eligible individuals from these four countries to enter into the U.S. for a period of two years, where they can request employment authorization. While Alianza Americas welcomes the expansion of pathways for regular migration, program requirements and eligibility criteria exclude many people who are in desperate need of humanitarian protections. Please use our graphics below to understand and educate your communities on who is eligible for the program, both beneficiaries and sponsors.
It is also worth noting that along with the expansion of regular migration pathways for individual nationals from these countries, this new policy is accompanied by efforts that continue Trump-era policies that diminish access to asylum by expanding the application of Title 42 to nationals from these same countries. With the continued use of Title 42, rapid expulsions, and Mexico’s acceptance of 30,000 expelled persons per month, options to seek humanitarian protection are being greatly diminished. We cannot dismiss these efforts and must continue to fight for the right to seek asylum for ALL while also recognizing the need to address the root causes of migration.