President Joe Biden has promised that as many as 100,000 refugees from the war in Ukraine may be resettled in the US. But when and how: those are matters that remain blurry.
For a rundown on the resettlement programs and policies that currently exist, check out a recent piece in the online journal MinnPost, What welcoming Ukrainian refugees to Minnesota might look like. The report details a variety of pathways what will allow Ukrainian refugees to be legal residents. Reporter Greta Kaul acknowledges that there aren’t many straight forward answers so far. She writes, “As of now, it’s not clear what shape the process of welcoming Ukrainians to the U.S. will take, and it’s not even clear how many Ukrainians want to come to the U.S.”
The New York Times weighed in on the Biden administration program Uniting for Ukraine, explaining the steps necessary for US residents to sponsor Ukrainian refugees. “Migrants,” the Times explains, “cannot directly apply. Instead, a sponsor in the United States must apply on their behalf, and then migrants may complete the process after their sponsor is approved.” Sponsors must prove they can financially support the migrant. Expenses could include room and board, plus cash.
Get The Times’ full report at How Americans Can Sponsor Ukrainian Refugees.
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