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


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/

Info For Arriving Ukrainians

Human Trafficking of Parolee / Refugee

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




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?

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Humanitarian Parole under the
Uniting for Ukraine Program

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Upcoming Events and Education

August 10, 2022

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm est

The webinar will go over the requirements for US Citizenship, such as periods of legal residence and physical presence in the US, good moral character, basic English skills, the history, and civics test, the oath, and more. We will also discuss the documentation requirements, red flags to watch out for, and the expected wait times for the citizenship exam after filing the N-400. This webinar is primarily for those already living in the United States and/or those with a path to legal permanent residence. This webinar will be presented by Shannon Fritts-Penniman, an experienced immigration attorney at the Emerald Isle Immigration Center in Queens, NY. Shannon has screened approximately 1500 naturalization applicants in the past 4 years.

Questions can be submitted in English or Russian


August 12, 2022

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


August 19, 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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