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Time to Treat Afghan Allies With Same Respect as Those Fleeing Ukraine
Posted on 15 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Margaret D. Stock, The Hill, Aug. 15, 2022 "In the months following Russia’s winter invasion of Ukraine, President Biden announced the U.S. would accept up to 100,000 Ukrainians and established “Uniting for Ukraine,” a program... Read More

Advance Copy of Uniting for Ukraine Parole Process FR Notice
Posted on 25 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/27/2022 "This notice announces the implementation of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) parole process called Uniting for Ukraine. Pursuant to this process, DHS... Read More

Tags: Ukraine , parole , DHS

DHS "Uniting for Ukraine" Parole Program
Posted on 25 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 25, 2022 "On April 21, 2022, President Biden announced Uniting for Ukraine, a new streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression opportunities to come to the United States.... Read More

Tags: Ukraine , parole , DHS

President Biden to Announce Uniting for Ukraine, a New Streamlined Process to Welcome Ukrainians Fleeing Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
Posted on 21 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Apr. 21, 2022 "Today, the President will announce Uniting for Ukraine , a new streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression opportunities to come to the United States, fulfilling... Read More

Official FR TPS Notices: Sudan, Ukraine
Posted on 19 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Designation of Sudan for Temporary Protected Status Employment Authorization for Sudanese F–1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of the Current Crisis in Sudan Designation of Ukraine for Temporary... Read More

DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine and Sudan
Posted on 19 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 18, 2022 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted today two Federal Register notices on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine and Sudan . These notices provide information about how to register for TPS under each country’s... Read More

TPS for Ukraine: Advance Copy
Posted on 18 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/19/2022 "Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has designated Ukraine for Temporary... Read More

Differential Treatment at the Border
Posted on 11 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP is quickly and easily admitting Ukrainian asylum-seekers at the southern border, while most others are turned away, in violation of law. Elliot Spagat (Associated Press) reports here ; Camilo Montoya-Gálvez reports here . Read More

Russian Asylum Seekers Admitted to US Via Secret Deal With Mexico
Posted on 6 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David Noriega, David Mora, Gabriela Martínez, VICE, Mar. 28, 2022 "A group of Russian citizens who fled their country after the invasion of Ukraine and spent a week camped out at the U.S.-Mexico border was quietly admitted to the U.S. in... Read More

Immigration Relief for Ukrainian Refugees: What the United States is Currently Offering
Posted on 4 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Apr. 2, 2022 "I conducted a one hour presentation on immigration relief for Ukrainians under the aegis of the Practicing Law Institute on March 29, 2022, and spoke about options for Ukrainians in the US as well as for those who have... Read More

Tags: mehta , Ukraine

Using U.S. Immigration Law to Undermine Putin
Posted on 29 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta and Kaitlyn Box, Mar. 28, 2022 "Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February 2022, there has rightly been much discussion of how to assist the Ukraine and its citizens. The United States’ immigration laws can plainly... Read More

Tags: Ukraine , Putin , Russia

DOS Notice: Visas for Ukrainian Children
Posted on 23 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Mar. 22, 2022 " Visas for Ukrainian Children in the Process of Intercountry Adoption and/or Who Previously Traveled for Hosting Programs in the United States The Office of Children’s Issues and many U.S. Embassies in Europe, particularly... Read More

Local Filing of Form I-130 Petitions Filed by U.S. Citizens on Behalf of Afghan, Ethiopian, and Ukrainian Immediate Relatives Fleeing Conflict
Posted on 21 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Mar. 17, 2022 "If you are a U.S. citizen who is physically present overseas with your Afghan, Ethiopian, or Ukrainian immediate family members and have not yet filed an immigrant visa petition with USCIS, you may request to locally... Read More

CBP Memo: Title 42 Exceptions for Ukrainian Nationals (Mar. 11, 2022)
Posted on 18 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CBP, Mar. 11, 2022 "... The Department of Homeland Security recognizes that the unjustified Russian war of aggression in Ukraine has created a humanitarian crisis. CBP is authorized, consistent with the Title 42 Order, on a case-by-case basis based... Read More

Tags: cbp , Ukraine , Title 42 , border

Expert: International Refugee System Reeling
Posted on 7 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

James Dean, Cornell Chronicle, Mar. 5, 2022 " Stephen Yale-Loehr , professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School and faculty fellow in the university’s Migrations initiative, discussed the extraordinary humanitarian crisis just... Read More