Military parole in place has been available for active duty members of the armed forces and their undocumented spouses (and children and parents) for many years as a way to keep the armed forces families together and benefit those that serve our nation. Until November 2013, MPIP was not available to veterans.
The program acknowledged that servicemen (and women) face stress and anxiety because of the immigration status of their family members in the United States. By allowing their immediate family members to legalize their status, some of the stress and burden on these service-members can be lessened.
The new policy as of November 2013 allows veteran service members to benefit from the program as well. Under MPIP, the undocumented immediate relatives of active duty or veteran armed forces members can adjust their status without the need of an I-601A or I-601 waiver and without having to return to their home country for consular processing.
In this case, we filed for MPIP with the local Santa Ana office of USCIS and within a couple months we had an approval. Next, we will file for adjustment of status so that the wife can receive her lawful permanent resident status.
If you are married to an active duty or veteran member of the armed forces (including Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve) contact Nelson & Nuñez, P.C. to schedule a consultation. Nelson & Nuñez, P.C. will personally meet with you during a confidential consultation to determine whether you are eligible for MPIP benefits.