The Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program published supplemental information regarding Afghan special immigrant (SI) lawful permanent residents (LPRs) and parolees. SAVE noted that although some Afghans will continue to be admitted as SI LPRs or provided SI parole, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently started admitting a third category: SI conditional permanent residents (CPRs). In addition, SAVE said, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is allowing certain Afghans to enter the United States in a fourth category: non-SI parolee.
SAVE noted that a CPR becomes an LPR after DHS removes the conditions on their LPR admission. When these SI CPRs complete a medical examination and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) determines they are not medically inadmissible, DHS removes their conditions and they become an SI LPR. Such persons meet the immigration status requirement for public benefits under the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009, including refugee resettlement assistance and other benefits available to refugees.