US accept more than 82,000 Ukrainian refugees
To help Ukrainians fleeing war waged by the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the United States created the United for Ukraine (U4U) program.
"Voice of America" reports.
According to US Immigration Service, the country has accepted more than 82,000 Ukrainian refugees. Launched program gives the right to enter the United States of America and stay in the country for a period of up to 2 years under humanitarian permit, the so-called "humanitarian password".
In order to participate in the program, citizens of Ukraine must be supported by a sponsor who agrees to provide financial support during his stay in the United States. The American Immigration Service has confirmed applications for participation in the program of more than 177,000 people who supported Ukrainian refugees under this program.
The United States also introduced a "Temporary Protection" program for Ukrainians who were already in the United States at the beginning of war in February 2022. This program also applies to people from Afghanistan, Burma, Ethiopia, Haiti, Cameroon, Somalia, Sudan, Venezuela and Yemen.
During the 2022 and 2021 fiscal years, US Immigration Service received more than 483,000 applications for "temporary protection" status, which is "extraordinary number". Service approved almost half of such applications.