Humanitarian Parole Law and Legal Definition

Humanitarian parole is used sparingly to bring someone who is otherwise inadmissible into the United States for a temporary period of time due to a compelling emergency. Issued on a case-by-case basis, humanitarian parole may be granted temporarily to anyone applying for admission into the United States based on urgent humanitarian reasons or if there is a significant public benefit. It is usually a last chance for an individual, who otherwise is not eligible for a visa, to gain entry to the U.S. Humanitarian Parole cannot be used to circumvent normal visa-issuing procedures or applications for refugee status.