Humanitarian parole is a process that allows an immigrant temporary admission to the United States for “urgent humanitarian reasons” or for “significant public benefit.” Immigration authorities are given the authority to provide humanitarian parole on a case-by-case basis. These decisions are completely discretionary and not appealable, although you can try and request humanitarian parole again if there are new circumstances or changes in your condition. Some typical examples of when humanitarian parole is granted include: critical medical treatment, attendance at funerals, family reunification, and other emergency situations. Humanitarian parole is a temporary fix for a temporary period of time. It does not allow an immigrant to stay in the U.S. indefinitely.
Humanitarian parole can only be requested outside of the United States by the person intending to enter, a sponsoring relative, an attorney, or other interested individual or organization. These applications are very difficult to get approved and require detailed documentation about the intended parolee, information about the family member(s) in the United States, the reasons for entering the United States, and evidence of sufficient financial resources to support the parolee while in the United States.