Cuban/Haitian Entrant Law and Legal Definition

Cuban or Haitian Entrants refers to those Cubans who came into the United States unlawfully or were paroled into the United States between April 15, 1980, and October 10, 1980; and those Haitians who came into the United States unlawfully and were paroled into the country before January 1, 1981. Cubans and Haitians who have lived in the United States since before January 1, 1982, and who were recognized by U.S. immigration authorities before that date may change status to permanent resident.