Lawyers Help Immigrants from Ukraine to Remain in US

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A group of lawyers is assisting Ukrainian immigrants in staying in the United States and bringing their families here from the war-torn country, Fox News informed.

Ericka Curran, an assistant professor at the University of Dayton School of Law, told Fox News that she and others felt compelled to intervene as soon as Russia invaded Ukraine.

The Department of Homeland Security stated earlier this month that as of March 1, Ukrainian migrants living in the United States will be eligible for temporary protected status, which permits them to work and shields them from deportation.

Immigrants from other countries who are fleeing violent conflicts, natural catastrophes, or other “exceptional and temporary conditions” can apply for temporary protected status, which permits them to stay in the nation for up to 18 months.

According to CBS News, about 4,000 Ukrainians were reportedly facing deportation at the time of the news.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the move might benefit 75,100 Ukrainian immigrants in the United States.

Curran mentioned that the network of lawyers is also supporting Ukrainian immigrants in bringing their family members to the United States.

Curran and others are also assisting Ukrainians in applying for humanitarian parole, which permits people who are “inadmissible or otherwise ineligible for entrance to the United States” to enter the country temporarily for “urgent humanitarian reasons.”

According to Curran, some Ukrainians have gone to Mexico in order to claim asylum at the US border.

She went on to say that several of the families with whom she works are still trying to get relatives out of Ukraine.

Men under the age of 60, on the other hand, are not permitted to leave the nation.

According to Curran, the scenario forces families to make difficult decisions, such as whether to split up so that women, children, and the elderly can evacuate while the males stay and fight.

The UN revealed that 3 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded the country.

The majority of them have fled to Ukraine’s neighbors, particularly Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Moldova, and Romania.

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