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As Texas tries to end federal “parole” program for some immigrants, a Nicaraguan waits to see if he can stay

A Texas judge will decide the fate of a Biden administration program that allows people from four countries to live and work in the U.S. for up to two years. A man who sponsored his friend for the program has fought to save it.

Members of the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Pubic Safety at the entrance to where hundreds of migrants wait to be processed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents inside a makeshift migrant camp about three hours after Title 42 ended at 9:59 p.m. local time, Friday, May 12, 2023, in El Paso.

Eric Sype, left, and Oldrys, are reunited at the Seattle airport. Oldrys now lives with Sype’s family in Cashmere, Washington under the federal "parole" program.

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From left: Talia Inlender, Deputy Director at the Center for Immigration Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law (CILP), Eric Sype, and Monika Langarica, Senior Staff Attorney at CILP.

A tearful reunion

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