Where the Cuban respondent was paroled into the United States on August 25, 1980, as part of the Mariel Boatlift with an Arrival/Departure Record (Form I-94) stamped “Cuban/Haitian Entrant (Status Pending)” indicating that the purpose of his parole was for “Cuban Asylum,” the BIA held in a precedent decision issued today that the respondent was ineligible to adjust his status under INA §209, because he did not establish that he was either admitted as a “refugee” within the meaning of INA §207 or granted asylum under INA §208.

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BIA Says Cuban Parolee Is Not Eligible to Adjust Status