Individuals who were determined to be ineligible for refugee status were then considered by USCIS for the possibility of entering the United States under parole.
The CAM program was established in 2014 to provide certain minors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras the opportunity to be considered, while still in their home country, for refugee resettlement in the United States.
The qualifying child in El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras must be: Parolees and persons granted deferred action must have been issued parole or deferred action for a minimum of one year.
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For more information about refugees, see the Refugees section of our website. 25, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements.
Section 11 of the order called for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take action to ensure that parole authority under INA § 212(d)(5) is exercised only on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the plain language of the statute, and only when an individual demonstrates urgent humanitarian reasons or a significant public benefit. 16, 2017, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has terminated the Central American Minors (CAM) Parole program.
The time of application means the date of CAM-Affidavit of Relationship (CAM-AOR) filing.
The qualifying parent must be in one of the immigration categories listed above at the time of applying for this program and at the time of admission of the beneficiary of this program.