Our Congress has FAILED to come up with an Immigration policy, so just open all the gates and allow anyone into this country.
As they fled from a country being attacked by a foreign despot who ordered a building bombed that he knew contained orphans and killed them all, I think it's safe to say that they fled for a good reason.
As such, I DO think they should get full citizenship.
Ukrainians love their country and are fighting for their freedom
they are not looking to relocate permanently - simply need temporary shelter until the war is resolved
if not, only then should this be considered
until then don't muck up their system because every able bodied person will be required to rebuild the country
and there are more than sufficient forfeited russian assets to fund a robust financing of this rebuild
the best assistance the US and EU can render apart from robust defense supplies and training is accelerated resolutions through international courts of these crimes so frozen funds can be rapidly deployed to compensate for damages
congress is prone to indulge in knee jerk reactions that create theater for their political benefit regardless of the consequences
our track record of rectification / rebuilding nations is not a healthy one! assimilating Ukrainians here is akin to destroying two stones with one bird!
YES!!!! However, the same considerations should be provided to others who are fleeing war-torn countries.
The Ukrainian Adjustment Act is Bipartisan Legislation that allows Ukrainians living in the U.S. since 2014 due to the war to have with permanent residency status, which allows them to work, contribute to society, and maintain a stable life in the U.S. until they are able to return home similar to the Venezuelan Adjustment Act.
Ukrainians arrived in the US under the U4U program with US sponsors but is temporary (2years only) so is being extended as some have no houses, no jobs and/or cities to return to, and live in limbo in the US.
"The U4U program allows Ukrainians with willing U.S. sponsors to fly directly to the U.S. and stay and work for up to two years under what’s known as humanitarian parole."
"According to the Department of Homeland Security, as of April 18, the department had received approximately 238,000 requests from individuals in the U.S. who wanted to sponsor a Ukrainian citizen as part of the program, and around 125,000 have entered the U.S. through U4U. (More than 179,000 additional Ukrainians have also been permitted to enter the country outside of U4U, such as by requesting to enter via the U.S.-Mexico border or through other visas, according to DHS.)"
I'm not opposed to this, as Ukraine has been under constant attack from Russia for nearly 10 years and these residents should be allowed to flourish here safely.
However, I would have been ok with a special protected temporary status so that they could return to Ukraine when war is over if they so choose.
Either way, we should allow these refugees to stay and work and prosper safely here in our country until they so choose to leave.
I can't say "yes," and I can't say "no."
Our major cities are already far beyond overcrowded and resources for emergency immigrant support are severely limited or already gone.
For better or worse, we don't have a policy that directs immigrants based on degrees or skill sets needed by cities.
Yet, Ukrainian need help.
We could task urban planners to come up with ideas if they haven't already. Seeing what family and friends were assigned at the graduate level, I am confident that reasonable solutions are possible. However, the funding would have to come from local, state, and federal governments, as well as private enterprises. I think that even some legislators will see the potential of long-term investment for certain classes of donors as well as their constituents.
Recall: Certain cities are in need of renewal as they once thrived but conditions changed.
As to the immediate needs of Ukrainian Immigrants, given our current political climate, it is going to be very difficult at best.