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Top Advocacy Initiatives for Spring 2024

Posted on April 3, 2024

Learn about our current immigration advocacy goals for Ukrainians and help us spread the word! Read more

USCRI Highlights How the Lack of Renewed Funding for Critical Resettlement Services Endangers Ukrainian Families Fleeing War

Posted on March 8, 2024

With no renewed funding from Congress, resettlement staff across the country have been forced to turn Ukrainians away. The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants published a compelling op-ed today that explains how newly arriving Ukrainians seeking refuge in the United States find themselves at risk of homelessness, hunger, trafficking, and serious health risks due to being cut off from critical assistance and services. Learn more about this issue and why it threatens not only the safety of vulnerable Ukrainians but the future of the Uniting for Ukraine program. Read more

Ukraine Immigration Task Force Quoted in USCRI’s Policy Report on Why Benefits Should Be Extended for New Ukrainian Parolees

Posted on October 10, 2023

The Ukraine Immigration Task Force was quoted in today's Policy & Advocacy Report from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). The policy brief highlights some of the financial and safety challenges for newly arriving Ukrainians paroled after September 30, 2023 who are not eligible for federal mainstream benefits, Medicaid coverage, or ORR funded resettlement assistance. The report underscores the importance of these benefits to both Ukrainians fleeing war and the continued success of sponsor-driven humanitarian parole programs. Read more

Top Advocacy Initiatives for Fall 2023

Posted on August 31, 2023

Learn about our current immigration advocacy goals for Ukrainians and help us spread the word! Read more

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Calls on Congress to Reauthorize the Lautenberg Amendment

Posted on August 31, 2023

On August 14, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) called on Congress to reauthorize the bipartisan Lautenberg Amendment, a family reunification program providing a legal path for resettlement for religious minorities fleeing government persecution. The program requires annual reauthorization by both the Senate and House of Representatives. Failure to reauthorize the Lautenberg Amendment puts this vital resettlement pathway in danger of closing to Ukrainians and other people who seek religious freedom. Read more

Ukraine Immigration Task Force Urges Biden Administration to Redesignate and Extend TPS for Ukraine

Posted on August 11, 2023

Today, we called on President Biden, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to immediately extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine for 18-months. Read more

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