Las Vegas Military Parole in Place Attorney
Committed to Our Country and Clients in Henderson, Southern Nevada
Lt. Col. Marvin and our staff at American Liberty Law Group are passionate about Military Parole in Place (PIP) because it recognizes and honors the sacrifices made by service members, veterans, enlistees, and their loved ones. By providing favorable and accessible immigration solutions to qualifying family members, we believe that Military PIP promotes family unity, patriotism, and military readiness.
Our Las Vegas Military Parole in Place lawyer served more than 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry officer and judge advocate (lawyer) before working as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. Our team has over 30 years of combined legal experience, and we are proud to offer our services to immigrant clients who may qualify for Military PIP.
What Is Military Parole in Place (Military PIP)?
In recognition of the incalculable sacrifices made by U.S. armed forces members, enlistees, and their families, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can choose to authorize a temporary form of legalization to qualifying undocumented immigrants. This legalization is called Military Parole in Place, or “Military PIP,” and gives qualifying individuals the opportunity to obtain lawful status.
To be eligible for Military PIP, you must be the child (unmarried and under the age of 21), spouse, widow(er), or parent of:
- An active-duty member of the U.S. armed forces;
- A member of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve; or
- A living or deceased individual who served on active duty or in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and was not dishonorably discharged.
Only individuals that entered the United States without valid status can qualify for Military PIP. Individuals that entered with valid status are not eligible. When seeking this benefit, USCIS will evaluate an applicant’s immigration history and criminal background. Criminal convictions may make it more difficult to obtain Military PIP status. Our Las Vegas Military Parole in Place attorney can assess your circumstances and advise whether you or your loved ones are likely to qualify.
When someone receives Military PIP status, they have legal permission to remain in the United States for a one-year period. Military PIP can generally be renewed for additional one-year increments. Beneficiaries of Military PIP can also apply for work authorizations.
Military PIP can help beneficiaries overcome grounds of inadmissibility and obtain green cards. When an undocumented individual qualifies for a green card through family-based immigration, they will face a serious obstacle when it comes time to complete consular processing. This step involves departing the United States to procure the green card. However, when someone accrues a disqualifying amount of unlawful presence in the U.S., they will be barred from reentering the country for several years or more. This keeps the previously undocumented applicant – who otherwise qualifies for a green card – from returning to their family in the United States.
Military PIP solves this problem by curing – or forgiving – the immigrant’s inadmissibility on the grounds of unlawful presence. Furthermore, it allows beneficiaries to apply for Adjustments of Status from within the United States and protects them from removal proceedings.
Be aware that Military PIP status does not cure all grounds of inadmissibility. An applicant with a disqualifying criminal history will not necessarily be able to overcome those obstacles through Military PIP.
After completing your initial consultation, your qualified family members will be assigned a case manager who will guide them through each step of the application process. Once Military PIP status and employee authorization documents (EAD) are approved, our team at American Liberty Law Group can continue to support you by assisting you with yearly renewals. Our Las Vegas Military Parole in Place lawyer will work with you and your family to explore all available immigration options and can help you or your loved ones seek lawful permanent residency if you or they qualify.
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