Parole

Section 212(a)(9)(B)(ii) of the Act makes clear that an alien, who has been paroled, does not accrue unlawful presence as long as the parole lasts. For purposes of the accrual of unlawful presence, the specific type of parole and the reasons for the grant of parole do not matter; however, conditional parole pursuant to section 236 of the Act cannot be considered parole for purposes of section 212(a)(9)(B)(ii) of the Act. See section 40.9.1(a)(3)(D) of this AFM chapter. A parolee begins to accrue unlawful presence when he remains in the U.S. beyond the period of parole authorization. If the parole authorization is revoked or terminated prior to its expiration date, unlawful presence begins to accrue the day after the revocation or termination.

An alien paroled for the purpose of removal proceedings will begin to accrue unlawful presence the day after the date the removal order becomes administratively final, or unless the alien is otherwise protected from the accrual of unlawful presence.