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Uniting for Ukraine

Male Parolees between 18 and 25 Years Old Must Register for the U.S. Selective Service System!

Posted on March 30, 2023

Attention! All male parolees who are between 18 and 25 years old (with a few exceptions) are required by U.S. law to register with the U.S. Selective Service System. Failure to fulfill this requirement may result in losing future access to immigration opportunities and benefits. Read more

Ukraine Immigration Task Force Featured in The Wall Street Journal

Posted on March 28, 2023

The Wall Street Journal featured the Ukraine Immigration Task Force in an article about Ukrainian resettlement in the United States. The article highlights some of the housing challenges faced by Ukrainians arriving through the Uniting for Ukraine program. Attorney Anne Smith was quoted in the article. The article also quotes some of our friends at Marks JCH Bensonhurst, Nova Ukraine, and the Ukrainian American Community Center. Read more

Ukraine Immigration Task Force Quoted in Voice of America Article on Uniting for Ukraine Program

Posted on March 20, 2023

Voice of America featured the Ukraine Immigration Task Force in its article on the Uniting for Ukraine program. The article cites statistics on sponsors and beneficiaries from Ukraine in the United States while describing the unique aspects of this humanitarian parole program. Attorney Anne Smith was quoted in the article. Read more

Uniting for Ukraine Vaccination and Testing Requirements

Posted on February 16, 2023

There are certain health testing and vaccination requirements for Ukrainians who wish to be beneficiaries through the Uniting for Ukraine program. Some of these requirements must be completed before the beneficiary is approved to travel, while other requirements must be completed after the beneficiary is paroled into the United States. Read more

Can Ukrainians Accept Public Benefits while on Humanitarian Parole?

Posted on February 10, 2023

Many Ukrainians ask about the consequences on accepting public benefits if they later wish to apply for a green card (lawful permanent residence). Ukrainian humanitarian parolees MAY accept those federal benefits for which they have been approved by law through an act of Congress while they are present on valid humanitarian parole. 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

Traveling with Children through Uniting for Ukraine

Posted on February 3, 2023

Minor children (children under 18 years old) are only allowed to enter the United States when accompanied by an adult who can verify their legal custody of the child. Thus, children who are traveling to the U.S. under Uniting for Ukraine must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian, and the adult must have proof of legal custody over the child. Read more

Avoid Scams, Fraud, and Unauthorized Legal Advice about Uniting for Ukraine and Other Immigration Processes

Posted on January 26, 2023

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. Read more

Can You Travel Outside of the United States While on Humanitarian Parole / Uniting for Ukraine?

Posted on January 10, 2023

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... Read more

Tips for Obtaining a Non-Working Social Security Number (SSN)

Posted on December 2, 2022

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. Read more

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