Biden Administration Lets Ukrainians Who Fled War Stay In US
March 13, 2023 3:40PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is allowing thousands of Ukrainians who fled their homeland when Russia invaded a year ago to stay in the United States longer.
The administration announced the decision Monday.
The move provides relief to Ukrainians whose one-year authorization to stay in the U.S. was set to expire soon.
Thousands of Ukrainians came to the U.S. last year fleeing a brutal war sparked by Russia’s invasion.
The U.S. used a program called humanitarian parole as a quick way to allow thousands of people into the country.
But that program is for a finite amount of time and must be renewed for people to stay longer.