Welcome to the American Military Parole in Place Association, dedicated to safeguarding the future of your family within the USA.

USCIS acknowledges the significant sacrifices of U.S. Service Members, Veterans, Enlistees, and their families, offering options like parole-in-place or deferred action, each evaluated individually.

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American Military Parole in Place Association
American Military Parole in Place Association

What is Military Parole in Place.

Parole in Place (PIP) provides a unique immigration provision for U.S. military personnel’s family members, enabling eligible relatives without legal status to remain in the U.S. and safeguarding them from deportation, thereby facilitating the opportunity to apply for a green card.

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Why is this benefit possible?

The Legacy of Specialist Alex Jimenez

In May 2007, he was abducted in Iraq and later lost his life, along with two other soldiers. Before his disappearance, he applied for a green card for his wife, Yaderlin, who had unlawfully entered the U.S. from the Dominican Republic.

Immigration officials noticed the application, leading to removal proceedings. However, after national attention and intervention from high-ranking officials, Yaderlin was granted discretionary parole, allowing her to adjust her status and obtain a green card. Jimenez’s tragic death shed light on the policy of separating families during deportation, prompting changes. In November 2013, USCIS implemented the parole in place policy.

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Military Parole-in-Place ("MIL PIP”) is available for Spouses, Parents, Sons, and Daughters of military personnel.

American Military Parole in Place Association

Parole in Place (PIP) is available to relatives of current, former, or deceased U.S. military personnel, including U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, as well as to adult married children over the age of 21.

American Military Parole in Place Association

MIL PIP is generally granted in one-year increments. A grant of MIL PIP cures the inadmissibility ground relating to individuals present in the United States without being admitted or paroled.

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Eligibility is a privilege, not a right, and is granted on a case-by-case basis, considering the military member’s service and family circumstances.

Who is Eligible for PIP.

Certain family members of military personnel can request parole-in-place, if they meet these basic requirements:

  • Are physically present in the United States;
  • This service is exclusively available for individuals who have entered the United States without legal authorization and were not identified by immigration authorities at the time of their entry, therefore, have not been ’admitted’ through official channels.
  • Are the Spouse, Parent, Son, or Daughter (of any age) of an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, or a former member of the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve (including individuals who served in the military but are now deceased).

Our Military Parole in Place (MPIP) service highlights that, although a clean criminal record is preferred, MPIP remains a discretionary measure. Each case is individually assessed, considering the applicant’s unique situation. Despite minor criminal offenses, individuals are encouraged to seek consultation for eligibility evaluation. We aim to assist and support military families, acknowledging their contributions, by exploring potential pathways to secure this significant immigration advantage.


Military family beneficiaries who are granted PIP are provided authorization to stay and work in the United States. Most importantly, PIP beneficiaries are “paroled” for the purposes of applying for a Green Card inside the United States under the INA.


Steer clear of the inadmissibility grounds due to unlawful presence

The three-year bar for accumulating more than 180 days but less than a year of unlawful presence, and the ten-year bar for a year or more of unlawful presence during a single visit to the United States


Become authorized to stay in the United States


Become eligible for employment authorization


Become eligible to adjust status to permanent residence

Get legal advice on immigration

Still have questions?

At The American Military Parole in Place Association, we are recognized for our educational role and as a pivotal source of information regarding MPIP benefits. While we do not offer legal services ourselves, we expertly bridge individuals with our network’s specialized attorneys

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