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March 25, 2022
Yesterday, the Administration announced its commitment to receive up to 100,000 most vulnerable Ukrainian refugees; especially journalists, activists, refugees with particular health concerns or family members in the U.S., and LGBTQ+ individuals at risk. Unlike recent Afghan arrivals, they are not anticipated to arrive all at once, or even necessarily all in this fiscal year (which ends September 30, 2022.)

U.S. resettlements are part of the nation's coordinated humanitarian assistance to respond to suffering of Ukrainian civilians and to growing flows of 3.6 million refugees escaping war in Ukraine. Most fleeing refugees are in neighboring Poland, Moldova, and Romania.

Ukrainians resettling in the U.S. are especially likely to settle near existing Ukrainian populations in the New York, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Northern California regions.

On March 3, the U.S. likewise announced Temporary Protected Status ("TPS") would provide temporary legal status & work authorization to eligible Ukrainians already in the U.S.; located especially in IL, MI, CA, & NY.

RIM will continue to provide updates as details of Ukrainian welcome unfold!

How Can Disciples Support Ukrainian Refugees?

  • Sign Up HERE to indicate interest in welcoming Ukrainian refugees.

  • Sign On HERE to this Ukrainian support Faith Leader Letter

  • Contact Your Congressional Leaders HERE to urge they stand with vulnerable Ukrainians & protect at-risk populations

  • Read THIS White House Press Briefing announcing resettlements, as well as other forms of U.S. assistance for Ukraine. And, Learn More HERE about TPS granted for Ukrainians on March 4, and various pathways being offered to help welcome Ukrainian refugees into the U.S.

What Help Is Still Needed for Afghans?

  • Urge Passage HERE of the Afghan Adjustment Act to provide permanent protections to Afghans resettled in the U.S.

  • Continue to Resettle Afghans into your communities! Find Afghan Refugee Resettlement resources, and a Toolkit for each Region HERE

  • Reach out to: to meet with, speak, preach, and nurture your congregation's involvement in refugee resettlement in your area!

How Can You Share Love of Refugees for Best Impact?

  • REGISTER to attend the National Virtual Refugee Advocacy Days!!

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