The United States will welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians and other displaced people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, a senior administration official told reporters traveling with President Biden on Thursday.
While most displaced Ukrainians want to stay in Europe, the U.S. government expects to use its refugee admission program as well as the parole system and immigrant and non-immigrant visas to bring in Ukrainians, the official said, noting Ukrainian-Americans are eager to welcome family members into the country. Vulnerable people including LGBTQI people, people with medical needs and journalists and dissidents will also be prioritized, the official said.
This is a fast developing situation, and we expect to learn more in the coming days and weeks.
If you or your loved one is impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, please contact our office and we can discuss with you options that may be available for safely relocating your loved ones to the US at least temporarily.