Families of U.S. Armed Forces Members
President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration, taken on November 20, 2014, included clarifying and increasing the availability of “parole-in-place” and deferred action for the spouse, parent, and child of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident who wishes to enlist in the Armed Forces.
Currently, family members of U.S. military service members and veterans are eligible for parole-in-place. The Department of Defense has requested that “parole-in-place” be expanded to include family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who wish to enlist in the Armed Forces. This changes was approved in President Obama’s Executive Action.
In addition, USCIS is to consider the availability of deferred action to those currently undocumented family members of U.S. military service members and veterans who would otherwise be eligible for parole-in-place, but who were inspected and lawfully admitted to the U.S.