Register at Welcome Connect to sponsor a Ukrainian

Welcome Connect is a first-of-its kind platform created to bridge the gap between Americans who want to sponsor, but don’t know anyone fleeing the war, and Ukrainians seeking refuge in the U.S. This platform was launched by our partner, Welcome.US.

How it works: Registration is not an immediate obligation to sponsor – you will create a profile, be offered an online training and start the process of connecting with a Ukrainian seeking refuge to decide whether sponsorship is a good fit for you.

Video: Step-by-Step Guide to Completing a Welcome Connect Profile


Uniting for Ukraine Beneficiaries: Preparing for Interview with U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A great resource from VECINA for Ukrainians arriving under U4U to set the expectations for the process at the airport.  Available in English and Ukrainian. English Ukrainian

Can Ukrainians seek asylum in US?

  Individuals seeking political asylum in the United States must file an Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal within one year of their arrival to the United States,

Issues Applying for SSN and Benefits for Ukrainians

Among the first priorities for many arriving under the Uniting for Ukraine program is to obtain due benefits. However, there are quite a few instances in which local SSA and


A new article about our Ukraine Immigration Task Force was just published in the NYSBA journal! Read it at–ukraine-task-force-leads-to-new-national-ukrainian-immigration-task-force/

Ukraine Immigration Task Force Quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Today’s article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Welcome to come, but not to work: Ukrainians fleeing war can’t get job permits in the U.S., highlights a critical problem facing hundreds of

USCIS to Implement Second Phase of Premium Processing Expansion

USCIS is implementing the second phase of the premium processing expansion August 1. Unfortunately, the I-765 is not included in this phase, either. Phase 2 will offer premium processing for

Info For Arriving Ukrainians

Human Trafficking of Parolee / Refugee

  • Parolee’s rights
  • Red flags
  • Sponsor’s limits

English    Українська



Bringing Children Across the U.S. Border

  • Who can bring my child across the border?
  • Who cannot (or should not) bring my child across the border?
  • Can a child cross the U.S. Border without an adult?
  • What proof do I need to bring my child across the border?
  • What happens to children who are detained?
  • How can I find out the status of a child who has been detained?

English    Українська    Русский 



Humanitarian Parole under the
Uniting for Ukraine Program

Flyer by American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)



Upcoming Events and Education

September 16, 2022

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm est

via Zoom

September 21, 2022

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm est

In-Person & via Zoom

A ground-breaking forum in which human rights experts address sexual violence and trafficking of women and children in the context of armed conflict, with a special focus on the current human rights crises in Ethiopia, Ukraine, and Afghanistan.


September 21, 2022

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm est

via Zoom

by Westchester Jewish Coalition for Immigration (WJCI) 

The event will be an opportunity for clergy, community leaders, and members to come together to unify human rights and social justice for immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees.


September 23, 2022

Miami-Dade’s Office of New Americans and our partners will be hosting a TPS clinic for Ukrainian nationals on Friday, August 19th. Additionally, we will be accepting Ukrainians who are on humanitarian parole and need to apply for employment authorization. If you know anyone who may be interested, please let them know! To register, they could do so here:

У п’ятницю, 19 серпня, Офіс нових американців Майамі-Дейд та наші партнери проведуть клініку TPS для громадян України. Крім того, ми будемо приймати українців, які перебувають на умовно-достроковому звільненні за гуманітарними обставинами і мають подати заяву на дозвіл співробітників. Якщо ви знаєте когось, кому це може бути цікаво, повідомте, будь ласка! Щоб зареєструватися, вони можуть зробити це тут:

Офис новых американцев Майами-Дейд и наши партнеры проведут клинику TPS для граждан Украины в пятницу, 19 августа. Кроме того, мы будем принимать украинцев, которые находятся на условно-досрочном освобождении по гуманитарным соображениям и которым необходимо подать заявление на получение разрешения на работу. Если вы знаете кого-то, кому это может быть интересно, сообщите, пожалуйста! Чтобы зарегистрироваться, они могут сделать это здесь:

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