USCIS will implement a parole policy in 2017 for U visa petitioners and derivatives. Though the final policy was not announced, USCIS indicates that the following policy recommendations were made by the Ombudsman's Office:
1. Consistent with its regulations, USCIS should afford parole to eligible U petitioners and family members on the waiting list who reside abroad by creating a policy to facilitate entry into the United States while waiting for a visa to become available.
2. The parole policy created by USCIS should allow for concurrent filings of the U visa petitions and requests for parole.
3. Cases should be adjudicated at the Vermont Service Center, where U petitions currently are processed, to ensure consistent and effective adjudication, and where Congress expressly authorized the placement of the adjudication of vulnerable populations.
We'll anxiously await the final policy next year!
The announcement of the policy can be read here: