Wed, 29 Nov 2023

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Biden administration has announced that Ukrainians who entered in 2022 through the US-Mexico border can renew their humanitarian status and retain access to government benefits, including food stamps and health insurance.

The US Department of Homeland Security said that some 25,000 Ukrainians who escaped Russia's invasion and sought refuge in the US via Mexico in early 2022 can now extend their stays beyond the initial one-year period.

To discourage border crossings, President Joe Biden launched the "Uniting for Ukraine" program in April 2022 to allow the entry of Ukrainians with US sponsors via air travel.

The US said that more than 118,000 Ukrainians entered the US through the program, with two-year grants of "humanitarian parole," which will not expire until 2024 or later.

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