The Department of Homeland Security encourages Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans seeking to enter the United States who do not have or who are not eligible for a visa to seek entry through a legal process. The legal process to enter the United States will be the safest and could allow them to obtain work authorization.
To qualify for this program, individuals will need the following:
- Have a US supporter who will financially support them;
- Undergo security background checks; and
- Meet additional eligibility criteria determined by the DHS.
Individuals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Effective immediately, individuals residing in the United States may file Form I-134A, Online Application to Become a Support Person and Statement of Financial Support, on behalf of designated Cuban, Haitian, and Nicaraguan nationals to come to the USA. The US government is continuing the process concerning Venezuelans with the elimination of the cap limit.
Neither the support person in the United States nor the beneficiary is obligated to pay the United States government a fee for Form I-134A or participation in this process.