WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the Biden administration’s announcement that Ukrainians in the U.S. will be granted TPS in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the following is a statement from Ali Noorani, President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum:
“As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine intensifies, the world has watched in horror as cities are attacked and civilians are forced to leave everything behind and seek safety elsewhere. President Biden’s decision to grant TPS to Ukrainians currently in the U.S. is an important move that speaks to our history as a safe haven for those facing oppression.
“Our government’s policies and actions must reflect a commitment to protecting the most vulnerable, regardless of nationality. In addition to granting TPS for Ukrainians, the Biden administration should prioritize rebuilding our refugee resettlement infrastructure and capacity to continue our legacy as a welcoming beacon of democracy.”