Port of Entry Parole Law and Legal Definition

A Port of Entry parole is a short term parole that is authorized at an alien's arrival point. A parolee is an alien who cannot be admitted to the U.S. formally. Parole confers temporary status, based on certain conditions. Such a parole is granted at the discretion of the immigration inspector. It can apply to an alien who does not have the necessary documentation, or to someone who someone who has come to attend a funeral. Port of entry parole can also be authorized in emergency situations, such as providing entry to firefighters or emergency workers who have come to assist with an emergency.