Bloomberg Law
March 13, 2023, 7:50 PM

Some Ukrainians Could Get US Parole Extended in Response to War

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer
Anna Yukhananov

Ukrainians and their family members in the US may get an extension of parole and work authorization, as the White House responds to Russia’s invasion of its Eastern European neighbor.

  • The Biden administration in late April 2022 started the Uniting for Ukraine humanitarian parole program, which allows Ukrainians fleeing war to live and work in the US for two years if they have a US-based sponsor and clear a vetting process
  • But Ukrainians who were in the US before that date, but after Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24, 2022, only received a one-year parole
  • “As Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine ...