The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a New Parole Program for Venezuelans who seek to enter the United States. To be eligible for the program Venezuelans must apply online to be granted parole and prove (1) they have a supporter in the United States who agrees to provide housing and other supporters as needed; (2) must pass national security and public safety vetting; (3) must agree to fly at their own expense to an interior US port of entry (POE), rather than entering at a land POE. Individuals who within the past five (5) years, have been ordered removed from the US or have entered the US without authorization after October 19, 2022, will be ineligible for this new parole program.

It is important to note that those who do not avail themselves of this process, and instead enter the US without authorization between POEs, will be subject to expulsion or removal.

Successful applicants will be eligible to receive advance authorization
to travel to the United States and be considered for parole, on a case-by-case basis. A grant of parole will be for a temporary period of up to two years. The two-year period will also enable individuals to seek humanitarian relief or other immigration benefits for which they
may be eligible, and to work and contribute to the U.S. economy as they do so. Those who are not granted asylum or other immigration benefits will need to leave the United States at
the expiration of their authorized period of parole or will generally be placed in
removal proceedings after the period of parole expires.

Since the process is capped at 24,000 beneficiaries, it is best to apply as soon as possible. After this cap is reached, DHS will not approve additional beneficiaries.