Lawmakers from both parties ask President Biden to shield Ukrainians in United States from deportation

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have asked President Biden to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Ukrainian nationals living in the United States, protecting them from deportation back to their home country while it is under attack by Russian forces.

In a letter to the President, 40 Democrats and 2 Republicans request the White House offer access to TPS to Ukrainians who are in the United States, citing the dangerous conditions in their home country.

“Forcing Ukrainian nationals to return to Ukraine in the midst of a war would be inconsistent with America’s values and our national security interests,” the letter reads. “In this time of crisis, we must reaffirm our commitment to America’s most sacred values and ensure Ukrainian nationals are provided a safe haven.”

The implementation of TPS for Ukrainians would also shield the entry of Ukrainians into the US, which may complicate the process of potentially receiving Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war. As of Tuesday, the UN estimated about 660,000 refugees had fled the country.




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