My sister was deported 4 years ago and cannot return to the country until next year. However, our dad is terminally ill and is expected to die within the next few weeks and she desperately wants to see him before he passes. His oncologist sent a letter to INS explaining the situation, but they still denied her entry to the US. They said they would grant her permission only if he is hospitalized. But he is on hospice and will die at home. The docs will not hospitalize a dying patient- it is a waste of resources. Is there any way around this?
State/Country relating to question: New Mexico
My sister has hired an attorney in Mexico and she advised her to have our dad's oncologist send a letter directly to INS. They had a meeting with 3 INS officials in Presidio,TX on 5/9 and was denied entry.
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She can apply for humanitarian parole but it is not likely that she would get an answer to that soon enough.
Here is the link for the process
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Judith, Thanks for your advice. I appreciate your quick response! We will go ahead an e-file for the humanitarian parole request and see what happens. How long does this process typically take? My dad is rapidly declining and we are running out of time fast. Is there something else I should be working on as a backup plan?Thanks,Carmen
I understand the situation and I sympathize. I just lost my mother in February and she was in hospice.
There is no other option but the Humanitarian Parole and it can take weeks.
33 yrs attorney on all nonimmigrant & immigrant visas
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