This page provides information for CAM applicants whose applications were closed when the Trump Administration ended the program and who want to re-open their case now that President Biden has re-started the program.
What do I need to do to have my case re-opened?
In March 2021, resettlement agencies began contacting CAM parents in the United States whose applications were closed when the CAM program ended under President Trump.
Parents who want to re-open their cases must respond to the resettlement agencies to say that they want the cases re-opened.
Once the parents have said that they want their cases re-opened, IOM will contact your children and family members in the United States. IOM is a contractor of the U.S. Department of State. Your family members must also say that they want their cases re-opened.
My family situation has changed. Are we still eligible for CAM?
To be eligible for the CAM program:
- The parent must continue to have one of several lawful statuses in the United States
- The qualifying children must remain unmarried, and live in a place where CAM processing is available such as El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Processing may be available in other locations.
You can read about the CAM requirements here.
What happens after my CAM application is re-opened?
You can read about what we know of the processing steps for the re-opened CAM program here.
What if I want my case re-opened but I haven’t been contacted by a resettlement agency?
You can find your local resettlement agency here by clicking on “R&P Affiliate Directory.”