Parole in Place (PIP) allows immigrant family members of military personnel to obtain authorized stay or work authorization in the U.S. PIP is a temporary right to remain in the U.S. (in one-year increments). PIP provides unlawful spouses, parents, and unmarried minor children of U.S. citizen members of the U.S. military (current or past) who are in the U.S. after an unlawful entry a path to a U.S. legal permanent residency (also known as a green card) that is not available to others. PIP reduces the grounds for inadmissibility under INA §212 which relates to individuals “present in the US without being lawfully admitted.” PIP also protects family members from deportation proceedings and gives authorization for work, and stay, and in some instances helps members obtain adjusted status.
PIP was first implemented in 2013. Since then, it has given undocumented family members of the United States military personnel the option to apply for residency without leaving the country.
Before you or your loved one applies for Military Parole in Place, you will have to complete a series of forms and collect important evidence.