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QUESTION: What exactly is going on they paroled her for an year?
ANSWER: The problem here is that the government is questioning whether she intended to maintain her permanent resident status when she left the US for so long, voluntarily.
The law says that a permanent resident is supposed to be living in the US permanently, and that if they leave the US for 1 year or more without special permission, they will abandon their permanent resident status by operation of law (automatically).
Id she had permission with a valid Re-Entry Permit to leave the US for more than 1 year, that is OK. But unfortunately, if she did not have a travel document (Re-Entry Permit) to allow her to be outside of the US for 1 year or more, then she abandoned her permanent resident status automatically.
The good news is, they are at least letting her stay in the US to figure out exactly what is going on, instead of forcing her to leave the US immediately.
Eventually, she will be told to appear before an immigration judge to explain what happened, and why she was outside the US for so long. She can help herself by 1) not leave the US while she has been given deferred inspection, 2) by showing that she maintained strong ties to the US while she was abroad, and 3) she can show that a situation beyond her control for example, illness, etc.) led to her being outside of the US for so long, without permission.
She should get a lawyer to help her in court.
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