The Trump administration is reportedly looking into scaling back a program that grants protection to undocumented family members of active-duty US service members.
According to a recent NPR report, Trump is targeting the ‘parole in place program,’ a temporary program that protects undocumented family members of US military service members from being deported. Margaret Stock, an immigration attorney, told the news station that the program would only be granted in rare circumstances, if the administration scales back the program.
“It’s going to create chaos in the military,” Stock told NPR. “The troops can’t concentrate on their military jobs when they’re worried about their family members being deported.”
The parole in program is granted “on a case-by-case basis,” according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). According to the USCIS website, the program, which is granted in one-year increments, is only eligible for specific family members. One must be a “spouse, widow(er),…
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