President Biden Announces new Humanitarian Parole Program for Ukrainians

April 28, 2022 Amanda Bolhuis

On April 25, 2022, President Biden launched a new humanitarian parole program for Ukrainians who are fleeing their country due to the ongoing crisis.  

Overview 

The humanitarian parole program, called Uniting for Ukraine, allows U.S. citizens and entities to sponsor Ukrainian citizens who have been displaced due to ongoing armed conflict in their country, provided they meet certain requirements. Ukrainian citizens must have been a resident of Ukraine on Feb. 11, 2022. They must have a sponsor based in the U.S. and meet all health requirements to enter the U.S., including full COVID-19 vaccinations. Ukrainians may also be subject to security checks and other forms of screening.  

Ukrainians will be considered on a case-by-case basis for parole. If they are granted parole, they will be allowed to remain in the U.S. for two years, and they may also be eligible for work authorization.  

Looking Ahead  

The Uniting for Ukraine program is designed to assist Ukrainians who are seeking refuge in the U.S. and who do not have, or are not eligible to obtain, a visa to enter the U.S. Additional information on the program is available through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.  

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Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Amanda Bolhuis, who is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (www.giafirm.com), one of the two U.S. law firms Envoy exclusively works with on the Envoy Platform (the "U.S. Law Firms").   

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About the Author

Amanda is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates. Her practice focuses on employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions. She has extensive experience handling B, E, H, L, O and TN visa cases, employment-based green cards (EB-1 and PERM labor certification) and USCIS Requests for Evidence and appeals. She also has experience advising companies on corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and I-9 compliance issues. Amanda works with clients in several industries, including automotive, insurance and technology.

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