Eligible Status Under 8 U.S. Code Sections 1621 and 1641

  • Nonimmigrants under 8 U.S.C. § 1101 [i.e., holders of visas] 
  • Aliens paroled into the U.S. under 8 U.S.C. § 1182d(d)(5) for less than one year 
  • "Qualified Aliens" as defined in 8 U.S.C. § 1641: 
  • aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence under the Immigration and Nationality Act [8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.], 
  • aliens granted asylum under section 208 of such Act [8 U.S.C. 1158], 
  • refugees admitted under 8 U.S.C. 1157, 
  • aliens paroled into the U.S. under 8 U.S.C. 1182 (d)(5) for at least one year, 
  • aliens whose deportation is being withheld under 8 U.S.C. 1253 (as in effect immediately before the effective date of section 307 of division C of Public Law 104-208) or 8 U.S.C. 1231 (b)(3) (as amended by section 305(a) of division C of Public Law 104-208), 
  • alien granted conditional entry pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1153 (a)(7) as in effect prior to April 1, 1980; or 
  • Cuban or Haitian entrants as defined in section 501(e) of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980.