Paroled Alien Law and Legal Definition

A paroled alien is an alien appearing to be inadmissible to the inspecting officer and who is allowed into the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or when that alien's entry is determined to be for significant public benefit. A Paroled alien does not enjoy a formal admission to the United States and is given a temporary status only. Paroled aliens are required to leave when the conditions supporting their parole cease to exist. 8 CFR 212.5 deals with the parole of aliens into the United States. Parole is generally granted on a case-by-case basis for "urgent humanitarian reasons" or "significant public benefit," provided the aliens present neither a security risk nor a risk of absconding.

Some common paroled aliens include:

Aliens who have serious medical conditions in which continued detention would not be appropriate;

Women who have been medically certified as pregnant;

Aliens who will be witnesses in proceedings.