Advance parole, an administrative practice derived from the general parole authority in INA § 212(d)(5), gives an individual who is in the United States advance authorization to enter the United States after temporary travel abroad.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has the authority to grant advance parole and issue a Form I-512L, an advance parole authorization document.  This document allows a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or other immigration inspector at a U.S. port-of-entry to parole an individual into the United States.  Advance parole does not guarantee subsequent parole into the United States, however; the inspecting immigration official may, in his or her discretion, deny parole at the port-of-entry.

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