Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program Has Begun
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) together with the Department of State (DOS) informed the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that the implementation of the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP) has begun. On January 22 and 23, 2008, the USCIS mailed over 12,000 letters through the National Visa Center. These letters were sent to I-130 petitioners that have beneficiaries subject to quota limitations and that are residing in Cuba. The contents of the letter include detailed instructions in order for beneficiaries to be eligible for parole into the United States. Once the petitioners have completed the steps in the directions, the NVC will provide the beneficiaries' names to the U.S. Interest Section in Havana, which will in turn make interviews available beginning March 3, 2008. Although the program is exclusively the USCIS's, those who have received a CFRP letter, may call NVC at 603-334-0700 or email at NVCinquiry@state.gov with any questions regarding processing.