Parole [Immigration] Law and Legal Definition

When used in the context of US immigration law, the term parole has different meanings. The term parole can be used to refer to a person who is permitted to enter the U.S. for a limited purpose, such as applying for asylum or to be placed in removal proceedings. The term may also be use to refer to the status that individuals who have been released from detention have. Additionally, the term may be used to refer to individuals who do not meet the technical requirements for a visa but are permitted to enter the U.S. for humanitarian purposes.