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
Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility
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.
Uniting for Ukraine Beneficiaries: Preparing for Interview with U.S. Customs and Border Protection
A great resource from VECINA for Ukrainians arriving under U4U to set the expectations for the process at the airport.
Can Ukrainians seek asylum in US?
Individuals seeking political asylum in the United States must file an Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal within one year of their arrival to the United States, though there are a few limited exceptions to the one-year filing deadline. In addition to the one-year filing deadline, there could be other bars to asylum such as firm resettlement in another country or criminal history. A person may apply for asylum in the United States regardless of their country of origin or their current immigration status. In order to apply for asylum protection, applicants must show….
Info For Arriving Ukrainians
Human Trafficking of Parolee / Refugee
- Parolee’s rights
- Red flags
- Sponsor’s limits
Bringing Children Across the U.S. Border
- 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 …