Top Immigration Advocacy Initiatives
- promote efficient immigration pathways for Ukrainians seeking refuge in the United States
- advocate for the protection of vulnerable individuals and families, and
- help new arrivals access the tools and resources they need to become self-sufficient
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
There has been an increase in scams and predatory behavior targeting individuals from Ukraine and other countries who may be considered for parole under the Uniting for Ukraine. USCIS is asking potential sponsors and beneficiaries to be cautious of scams and rumors.
The Ukraine Immigration Task Force is excited to announce a new program that hopes to increase the number of refugees admitted from other countries. The State Department just launched Welcome Corps, which represents the first major development in U.S. refugee immigration in a long time. This program will enable Americans to help thousands of people from around the world start new lives in the United States through private sponsorship. The new program follows President Biden’s February 2021 Executive Order…
Ukrainian humanitarian parolees must apply for an Advance Parole Travel Document in order to travel outside of the United States or a U.S. territory. To apply for an Advance Parole Travel Document…
Ukrainian humanitarian parolees are eligible to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) without receiving employment authorization. This is called a non-working SSN. However, it is only issued to individuals who are able to demonstrate that they require a non-working SSN in order to obtain health or social services benefits.
USCIS Announces Eligible Ukrainian and Afghan Parolees May Work for up to 90 Days before Receiving an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
We are excited to share a major legal update about employment by Ukrainians prior to receiving work permits! Today, USCIS announced a major update on employment authorization for Ukrainian humanitarian parolees. Please see the full announcement at the bottom of this post.
The new final rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility was announced on September 8, 2022. Under the final rule, a public charge is defined as “an alien who has received one or more public benefits, as defined in the rule, for more than 12 months within any 36-month period.” For those not familiar with the public charge ground of inadmissibility, an alien who is likely at any time to become a public charge is generally inadmissible to the United States and ineligible to become a lawful permanent resident.
Info For Arriving Ukrainians
- 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?
Humanitarian Parole under the Uniting for Ukraine Program
Flyer by American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Recent Videos posts
Live Q&A: Immigration Options for People Affected by War in Ukraine – Liya Djamilova, Sept 29, 2022
Open Question & Answer session with an Immigration attorney.
The questions were asked in English or Russian. Questions were submitted in advance or privately via chat.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status – Stephanie Lubert & Justin Mixon – Sept 22, 2022
Вебінар щодо спеціального статусу неповнолітніх іммігрантів, шлях до грін-карти для молоді, яка не може возз’єднатися принаймні з одним із батьків з різних причин, включаючи жорстоке поводження, недбалість або залишення. Ми розглянемо вимоги до SIJS, поговоримо про процедуру подання заявки на SIJS та обговоримо конкретні питання SIJS для української молоді в Сполучених …