Ukrainians in the United States faced the same problems that thousands of Afghans who fled after the Taliban came to power had. The competition is made up of tens of thousands of Venezuelans, Cubans and Haitians applying for participation in the immigration program.
The administration of US President Joe Biden has allowed thousands of Ukrainians who left their homes after the start of a full-scale Russian invasion to stay in the States for another 1 year. This is reported by the Associated Press.
The decision to extend the stay will affect Ukrainians who entered the United States under the United for Ukraine program. American profile agencies have calculated that there are about 20,000 Ukrainians in such groups.
Refugees from Ukraine do not need to submit special documents – the residence permit will be automatically extended.
Over the next four weeks, the US Department of Homeland Security will review the cases of Ukrainians who meet the conditions, starting with those who arrived first.
“Retaining the legal right to live, work, and access US resettlement assistance is absolutely essential to the well-being of Ukrainians,” said Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service head Krisha O’Mara Vinyaraji.
In February, The Wall Street Journal wrote that Ukrainians in the United States faced the same problems as thousands of Afghans who were evacuated after the fall of their government in 2021.
Like Ukrainians, they could lose their refugee status in the summer and fall of 2023. And since last October, Biden began allowing tens of thousands of Venezuelans, Cubans, Nicaraguans and Haitians to apply for the immigration program.
Recall that from March this year, Ukrainian refugees in Poland will pay half of the cost of living in the country. Some Ukrainians were overpaid about $450,000 in benefits.
The UK authorities are going to impose limits on the admission of refugees from other countries, including Ukraine.
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