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More Ukrainians in U.S. to Receive Immigration Protections (1)

April 18, 2022, 2:26 PMUpdated: April 18, 2022, 8:18 PM

The Biden administration is extending deportation protections to more Ukrainian nationals in response to the ongoing war with Russia.

A Federal Register notice set to publish Tuesday broadens the eligibility for Ukrainians in the U.S. to get Temporary Protected Status, which includes work authorization and protection from deportation. Eligible Ukrainians in the U.S. since April 11 can now apply for status, which will last for 18 months.

A previous announcement from the Biden administration offered status to those in the U.S. since March 1. The date change nearly doubles the estimate of people eligible for protection—nearly 60,000 now, according to ...

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