Special Immigrants Explained

Special Immigrants

Humanitarian Parole

The United States took a significant step toward fulfilling President Biden's promise to welcome Ukrainians fleeing Russia's invasion on April 21, 2022. Uniting for Ukraine allows Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who live outside the United States to come to the United States and stay for a two-year parole period. Ukrainians taking part in Uniting for Ukraine must have a US supporter who agrees to give them with financial assistance for the duration of their stay in the US.

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Temporary Protected Status

On April 15, 2022, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced a new designation of Cameroon for TPS for 18 months. For additional information, please contact us

Abused Spouses, Children and Parents

The family-based immigration process generally requires U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to file a petition for their noncitizen family members. Some petitioners may misuse the immigration process to further abuse their noncitizen family members by threatening to withhold or withdraw the petition in order to control, coerce, and intimidate them.

Refugees and Asylum

People who have been persecuted or risk being persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality, or membership in a specific social group or political stance may be given refugee status or asylum.

Forced Marriage

A forced marriage is one that occurs without the permission of one or both of the parties involved. You have given your full, free, and informed consent to marry your prospective spouse, as well as the time of the marriage. When family members or others use physical or emotional abuse, threats, or deception to force you to marry without your consent, this is known as forced marriage.

Individuals of any race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, age, immigration status, or national origin can be forced to marry. It can affect people from all socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.

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Religious Workers

​EB4 Green Card Religious Workers Eligibility – It Is Suitable For:

  • Ministers, priests, nuns, rabbis, ordained deacons, and monks are religious workers who are permitted to undertake religious activities by recognized religious organizations.

  • Religious educators, counselors, catechists, personnel in religious health care facilities, and religious broadcasters are all examples of foreign nationals performing traditional religious responsibilities.

  • Religious groups that are recognized to support the Green Card application of their religious personnel.

  • Green Card applicants' immediate family members who are religious workers

Foreign medical graduates

Eligibility for EB4 Green Cards for Foreign Medical Graduates – It Is Appropriate For:

Foreign medical graduates who entered the United States on a H or J visa before January 10, 1978 and continue to practice medicine

Permanent Residents who departed the U.S. for more than 12 months

Immigrants who leave the United States with the intention of returning but have been out of the country for more than twelve months due to circumstances beyond their control are eligible for the EB4 Green Card Returning Permanent Residents Eligibility.