Reopening central minors program
Reopening central minors program. The State Department announced that itself and DHS have Initiated the first phase of reinstituting the Central American Minors (CAM) program to reunite qualified children from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with their parent or parents who are lawfully present in the United States. On March 10, 2021, State announced the reopening of the CAM program in 2 phases. During Phase 1, DOS was not accepting new AORs. A qualified child must be unmarried, under the age of 21, and a national of El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras. In some cases, an in-country parent of the qualifying child may also qualify for access. We will generally approve parole under CAM for a 3-year period. U.S. Customs and Border Protection makes the ultimate determination whether to parole an individual into the United States at a port of entry.