by Dan Cadman
Center for Immigration Studies
January 23, 2014
Backgrounder
A recent memorandum from the Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services directs that aliens who are illegally present in the United States without having been admitted or paroled, and who are spouses, children, or parents of military members, reservists, or veterans, will be entitled as a class to “parole in place”—a term of art that encompasses grants of immigration parole to aliens who are already within the U.S. Yet, the memorandum violates the language of the Immigration and Nationality Act under which it is justified and opens the door to fraud and security hazards.



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