Identification Number:
EM-23014
Intended Audience:All RCs/ARCs/ADs/FOs/TSCs/PSCs/OCO/ODAR
Originating Office:ORDP OISP OEEMP
Title:Enumeration: New Parole Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans (CHNV)
Type:EM - Emergency Messages
Program:Records Maintenance (Earnings & Enumeration)
Link To Reference:See References at the end of this EM.
 
Retention Date: October 08, 2024


A. Purpose

This emergency message (EM) provides processing information for Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan parolees under the new parole processes.

B. Background
    On January 5, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the new parole processes through which nationals of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela (CHNV), and their immediate family members, may request to come to the United States in a safe and orderly way. Individuals who are outside the United States and lack U.S. entry documents may be considered for advanced authorization to travel and a temporary period of parole for up to two years for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. Individuals granted parole under these processes generally will be paroled into the United States for a period of up to two years and will be eligible to apply for employment authorization under existing regulations.

    Unlike Ukrainian and Afghan parolees, individuals paroled under the CHNV process are not work authorized incident to their status. They may apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) using USCIS’ Form I-765 (Application for Work Authorization) after they have arrived in the United States. Parolees applying for work authorization may file for a social security number (SSN) card at the same time via the Enumeration Beyond Entry (EBE) process.

    C. Evidentiary Documents:

    Individuals granted parole under these processes may present the following document(s):

    Cuba:
    Cuban parolees may possess the following documents:

          · An unexpired passport
          · Unexpired Form I-94 with a Class of Admission (COA) of CHP-Cuban Humanitarian Parolee
          · Employment authorization document (EAD)
    Haiti:
    Haitian parolees may possess the following documents:
          · An unexpired passport
          · Unexpired Form I-94 with a COA of HHP-Haitian Humanitarian Parolee
          · Employment authorization document (EAD)

    Nicaragua:

    Nicaraguan parolees may possess the following documents:
          · An unexpired passport
          · Unexpired Form I-94 with a COA of NHP-Nicaraguan Humanitarian Parolee
          · Employment authorization document (EAD)
    Venezuela:

    Venezuelan parolees may possess the following documents:
          · An unexpired passport
          · Unexpired Form I-94 with a COA of VHP-Venezuelan Humanitarian Parolee
          · An expired Venezuelan passport (Will have a validity period of five years from the expiration date listed on the passport)
          · Employment authorization document (EAD)
    D. Field Office Processing Instructions:

    SSNAP was updated to reflect the new COAs of CHP, HHP, NHP and VHP in the “Admission Class or Status” dropdown on the “Proof of Legal Alien Status” screen.

    Enumeration applications for noncitizens with the appropriate documentation and a COA of CHP, HHP, NHP or VHP should be processed through SSNAP following normal parolee procedures.

    Applicants must submit evidence of age, identity, and alien status. Per RM 10211.190, parolees may submit only one document to prove age, identity, and immigration status for an SSN card.

    Direct all program-related and technical questions to your Regional Office (RO) support staff using vHelp or Program Service Center (PSC) Operations Analysis (OA) staff. RO support staff or PSC OA staff may refer questions, concerns, or problems to their Central Office contacts.

    References:

    RM 10211.190 Evidence of Parolee Status for an SSN Card
    RM 10211.195 Evidence of Parolee Status When Form I-94 is Submitted
    RM 10211.200 Evidence of Parolee Status when an Employment Authorization
    RM 10211.420 Employment Authorization for Non-immigrants
    RM 10210.420 Priority List of Acceptable Evidence of Identity Documents
    RM 10210.170 Understanding the Social Security Number Application Process’s (SSNAP’s) One Time Special Processing (OTSP) Option



    EM-23014 - Enumeration: New Parole Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans (CHNV) - 03/08/2023