US To Prolong Humanitarian Keep For Ukrainians Who Entered By way of Mexico

US To Extend Humanitarian Stay For Ukrainians Who Entered Via Mexico

Hundreds of the Ukrainians entered the US through Mexico border after Russia invaded Ukraine.


The Biden administration will permit Ukrainians who entered the USA final yr on the Mexico border to resume their humanitarian standing, giving them continued entry to authorities advantages like medical health insurance and meals stamps.

The extension is a victory for advocates who’ve urged the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden to develop authorized pathways for hundreds of migrants from a choose group of nations who’ve been allowed to enter the nation lately on a short lived emergency foundation.

The U.S. Division of Homeland Safety (DHS) stated on Monday that about 25,000 Ukrainians who fled the battle in Ukraine and sought refuge in the USA through Mexico in early 2022 can now lengthen their keep past the one-year allow they had been initially granted. Many confirmed up on the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of they’d few different avenues to succeed in the USA.

In April of final yr, beneath strain to just accept extra refugees, Biden to permit the entry of Ukrainians with U.S. sponsors through air and discourage border crossings. Greater than 118,000 Ukrainians have come to the USA via that program with two-year grants of “humanitarian parole” that won’t expire till 2024 or later, in response to DHS.

Immigrant advocates hope to safe the same extension for an estimated 77,000 Afghans who arrived in the USA in 2021 as a part of the U.S. army withdrawal from Afghanistan. Many Afghans might see their humanitarian parole expire later this yr.

Meredith Owen, director of coverage and advocacy at Church World Service, a refugee resettlement group, known as for Afghans to obtain the same extension, calling it “lengthy overdue.”

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