You may be eligible for humanitarian parole if you have a humanitarian reason to travel to the United States and are unable to obtain a visitor visa. Humanitarian parole allows you to enter the U.S. for a temporary period of time. Humanitarian parole is rarely granted. It is reserved for those who need to travel to the U.S. as the result of a compelling emergency. Examples of when humanitarian parole is appropriate include requests for the purpose of receiving medical treatment, reuniting families particularly when young children or individuals with disabilities are involved, and attending civil and criminal court proceedings.