The Secretary of National Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, reported that the process seeks to promote family unity through legal means.
Ecuadorians whose family members are US citizens or legal permanent residents approved to join their family in the US may be considered for humanitarian parole for up to three years, as announced by the Department of Homeland Security ( DHS). in English) this Wednesday.
The process seeks to promote family unity through legal means instead of choosing smugglers on a dangerous journey, as detailed by the Secretary of National Security, Alejandro Mayorkas in a statement released by the United States Embassy and Consulate in Ecuador .
“Those who do not avail themselves of conditional family reunification or other legal, safe and orderly channels and attempt to enter the United States illegally will continue to face harsh consequences,” Mayorkas said.
Who is eligible?
According to the statement, eligible beneficiaries must be outside the United States, meet all conditions, including background investigation and medical requirements, as well as not have received an immigrant visa.
“Certain Ecuadorians who are beneficiaries of an approved Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, may be eligible for consideration.”
How does the process work?
The process “begins with the issuance, by the Department of State, of an invitation to the applicant who is a US citizen or lawful permanent resident family member, whose Form I-130 for an Ecuadorian beneficiary has been approved.”
Humanitarian permits are “case by case” and temporary. People who enter the US with this permit can request employment authorization while they wait for their immigrant visa to apply.