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Ukraine | TPS and Title 42 Exceptions

As of March 3, 2022, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated Ukraine as having Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the following 18 months.

Furthermore, due to the humanitarian crisis caused by Russian aggression in Ukraine, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) will be allowing exceptions to Title 42 for non-citizens with a Ukrainian passport or a valid Ukrainian identity document at land ports of entry into the United States. Title 42 had been enforced in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from Canada and Mexico into the U.S. in the interest of public health.

Ukrainian non-citizens will only be granted exceptions to Title 42 on a case-to-case basis, absent risk factors associated with national security or public safety. They may be processed for any disposition under Title 8, including urgent port of entry humanitarian parole.

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Last updated: 03-21-2022

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