Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program approved by Obama Administration
Beginning January, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to implement Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are living in Haiti and have already been approved for a family-based immigrant visa.
Under the Haitian Family Reunification Parole program, qualified Haitians are allowed to enter the United States and apply for work permits while waiting for their legal status to be adjusted.
Starting in early next year, for certain eligible Haitian family members, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will accelerate family reunification for Haitians under a plan named " Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program". The program will expedite family reunification for Haitians living in Haiti having family members who are U.S. citizens or family members living in the U.S. who are lawful permanent resident in the U.S. One of the stated goals of the program is to promote safe, legal and orderly migration from Haiti to the United States. Haitians with two years earlier approved family-based immigrant visa petition for the U.S. to join their families, are eligible to enjoy the benefit without the program. Once in the United States, they will have the opportunity to apply for work authorization.