Jurisdiction: United States United States

This is a qualified applicant for conditional entry between February 1970 and April 1980, whose application for admission to the United States could not be approved because of inadequate numbers of seventh-preference visas. As a result, we allowed the applicant to enter the United States under the parole authority granted to the secretary of Homeland Security.

Source: USCIS Glossary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services