This past Thursday, Old Uncle Joe stated that he is planning to launch a brand new program that seeks to shuttle more Ukrainians into the country in efforts that could see well over 100,000 refugees flooding into the U.S.
This new program, named “Unite for Ukraine,” was described as a quick and secure program to allow refugees running from the war to move directly from Europe to the U.S. instead of having to wait along the nation’s southern border.
“Last month when I was in Europe, I announced that the United State would welcome 100,000 so we share in the responsibility to share. We’ve welcomed tens of thousands of Ukrainians to the United States and today I’m announcing a program ‘Unite for Ukraine,’ a new program to enable Ukrainians seeking refuge to come directly from Europe to the United States,” stated Biden as part of a series of comments coming from the White House.
Tune in as I provide an update on our efforts to support the people of Ukraine and announce additional assistance. https://t.co/mjwhdQVcTC
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 21, 2022
This new plan is designed to build upon previously made pathways of secure migration for the Ukrainian refugees.
“This new humanitarian parole program will complement the existing legal pathways available to Ukrainians including immigrant visas and refugee processing. It will provide an expedient channel to secure migration from Ukraine to the United States for Ukrainians who have a sponsor such as a family or NGO,” continued the president.
Biden also spoke about previous concerns about his immigration policies, making the argument that this resettlement of Ukrainians will be extremely streamlined and much more efficient than previous efforts.
“This program will be fast, it will be streamlined, and ensure the United States honors its commitment to go to the people of Ukraine and need not go through our southern border,” he highlighted.
This new plan will make it a requirement for Ukrainians to have a sponsor within the U.S. as reported by NBC News.
“An online portal will open on April 25 to allow sponsors to upload documents as part of a process to ensure Ukrainians can be sponsored but that sponsors are not seeking to exploit the Ukrainians they take in,” stated the report.
These remarks from the president also seemed to confirm the expected announcement of his release of another $800 million in military security money to Ukraine for the defense efforts against Russian invaders.
This announcement also comes in the wake of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reaching out to the other leaders of the Western nations in order to assist Ukraine with the weapons his country will need that the other countries have had in storage for years at this point.
“That is why I emphasize the simple truth in literally every contact with the leaders of the democratic world, in all negotiations, in all interviews – it is unfair that Ukraine is still forced to ask for what its partners have been storing somewhere for years,” stated Zelensky.
“If they have the weapons that Ukraine needs here, needs now, if they have the ammunition that we need here and now, it is their moral duty, first of all, to help protect freedom. Help save the lives of thousands of Ukrainians,” he stated.