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The invasion of Ukraine has left many attorneys looking for ways to help.  In the context of immigration, while there are still limited pathways for people in the Ukraine to be able to come to the United States, there is some immigration relief available for Ukrainians who are in the United States.  This briefing will address such immigration relief including, DHS’s designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and other immigration-related help for Ukrainian individuals to remain in status, travel, etc. in the United States.

Topics will include the following:

  • Overview of immigration basics regarding asylum and refugee law and other humanitarian relief like Temporary Protected Status (TPS) (10 minutes)
  • DHS designation of Ukraine for TPS – latest developments (15 minutes)
  • Case-by-case basis assistance to help Ukrainians remain in the United States (20 minutes – for this and sub-bullets below)
    • Flexibility regarding late filings and fees
    • Expediated processing and adjudication
    • Deportation relief
    • New developments
    • Lessons learned regarding humanitarian parole for Afghans
  • Department of State developments (5 minutes)
    • Consular visa processing update
  • Other anticipated or possible developments (5 minutes)
  • Best practices for practitioners trying to help (5 minutes)





Cyrus D. Mehta

Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC

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