My friend has a pending case with immigration court and needs to travel outside the US urgently for a month. His next court date is in 6 months. Can he use an advance parole to travel?
It is generally not a good idea to travel when in removal proceedings, even with an advance parole document. Before traveling, this person should definitely consult with his/her immigration attorney. A potential problem could arise when the person is returning to the United States.
I don't think he can. If he gets parole through a pending I-485 then under 8 CFR §245.2(a)(4)(ii) the I-485 used as the basis for relief from removal is deemed abandoned if he travels. If he doesn't have an I-485 pending then I'm not sure what basis he'd be using to get parole in the first place.
He shouldn't do anything without the assistance of an attorney.
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