As the war in Ukraine is nearing the two-month mark, the Biden Administration announced plans today to launch a new streamlined program to expedite the arrival of Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion. About a month ago, President Biden pledged to accept up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine, but there were no specific details until now.
Beginning on April 25, 2022, U.S.-based individuals and entities can apply to the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) to sponsor fleeing Ukrainian citizens through the Uniting for Ukraine process, which will go live that day on the DHS website. More details will be available on Monday, April 25, 2022, but the main points are:
We are closely monitoring the updates and will provide more details once Uniting for Ukraine is live on April 25, 2022. We do not yet know the exact requirements, fees, or timeline for this process. Stay tuned and do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 427-6163 or schedule a consultation online.
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