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Ukraine Immigration Task Force Quoted in Voice of America Article on Parole Extension for Ukrainians

Posted on March 20, 2023

Voice of America featured our Ukraine Immigration Task Force in an article about parole extension and upcoming TPS expiration for Ukrainians. The article discusses other common applications for parolees and quotes three of our immigration attorneys -- Svitlana Ugryn, Iryna Mazur, and Anne Smith. Read more

Our Top Advocacy Initiatives

Posted on March 8, 2023

Please help us advocate for our top 5 immigration initiatives: 1. Extend Parole and Employment Authorization for Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees 2. Redesignate Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) 3. Automatically Grant Advance Parole Travel Authorization to with Re-Parole 4. Grant B-2 Visa Holders an Employment Hardship Exemption 5. Allow Humanitarian Parolees to Apply for Temporary Work Visas and Employment-Based Immigrant Visas Read more

Re-Parole for Ukrainians: Issues and Proposed Solutions

Posted on February 23, 2023

Ukrainians who were granted humanitarian parole for only one year in spring of 2022 are unable to receive timely re-parole or extend their stay in the United States. In addition to losing lawful status and becoming at risk for deportation, Ukrainians who cannot obtain re-parole soon risk losing their employment authorization, medical insurance, and other federal benefits that were granted based on their parole status. The Ukraine Immigration Task Force has outlined a summary below of the challenges caused by the current regulations and processing delays. We are also proposing specific regulatory actions that would enable Ukrainians whose parole expires soon to quickly and easily apply for re-parole, maintain their employment authorization, and continue to have access to benefits for which they are currently eligible. Read more

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukrainians: Background and Requirements

Posted on February 6, 2023

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration protection that is provided to nationals of certain countries who cannot return to their home countries due to an ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or other dangerous conditions defined by the U.S. State Department. Individuals who are granted TPS are protected from being removed from the United States.... Read more

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