On March 24, 2022, the Biden administration announced that the U.S. would provide refuge to 100.000 Ukrainians and others fleeing from Russia’s Invasion. Many countries, including Poland, Romania, Moldova, and Germany, have hosted around four million displaced Ukrainian people in response to the most dramatic humanitarian crisis in Europe since WW II. The numbers are expected to multiply. The recent announcement from the White House also denotes that European countries are more likely to keep their more preferred positions for refugees due to the proximity to their homeland. That being said, the United States plans and prepares to admit 100.00 Ukrainian refugees, focusing on those who have family members in the U.S.
While details of the initiative are not declared yet, the Biden administration states that the admission process would be through the full range of legal pathways, including the standard U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, which could bring about permanent residence status or green card. On the other hand, other legal paths that deliver faster results, such as the humanitarian parole mechanism applied in the Afghan Refugees’ case, are also reported to be on the table.
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