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Ukrainians Fleeing War Gain New Opportunity for U.S. Refuge (1)

April 21, 2022, 1:30 PMUpdated: April 21, 2022, 8:01 PM

The U.S. is opening a new door to Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s invasion, the Biden administration’s biggest step to date to help those seeking refuge.

The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday unveiled a streamlined process for Ukrainians with U.S. connections to come to the country under humanitarian parole. The temporary immigration status allows individuals to live and work in the U.S. for two years.

Applicants must be Ukrainian nationals who lived in Ukraine as of Feb. 11, have U.S. sponsors, get vaccinations, and undergo security vetting. Immigration officials will then consider their applications on a case-by-case basis, DHS said. The ...

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