Department of Homeland Security Secretary and open borders enthusiast Alejandro Mayorkas is expanding Ukrainian migration into the United States, just as Ukraine’s government is drafting more men to operate the U.S. weaponry Biden is sending into the war-torn country, according to Breitbart News.
The expansion was announced on August 18 when top officials expanded the offer of “Temporary Protected Status” (TPS) to cover an additional 167,000 recent Ukrainian migrants in the United States:
“Russia’s ongoing military invasion of Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis requires that the United States continue to offer safety and protection to Ukrainians who may not be able to return to their country,” said Mayorkas. “We will continue to offer our support to Ukrainian nationals through this temporary form of humanitarian relief.”
The expansion of 167,000 follows a prior award of TPS to 26,000 Ukrainians. The roughly 190,000 Ukrainian migrants were allowed to enter the United States due to the greatly expanded “humanitarian parole” loophole for emergency cases in the nation’s border laws. This loophole has been formalized into the “Uniting for Ukraine” program that allows Ukranians through the borders, but the TPS extension gives the arrivals more rights, including the right to work.
By March 2023, more than 270,000 Ukrainian migrants had arrived, some of them military-age men. For example, in May 2022, one pro-migration group reported on the early arrivals:
The proportion of males was surprising high – much higher than has been reported among Ukrainian refugees heading to European countries since Ukraine banned all male citizens ages 18 to 60 from leaving the country shortly after the Russian invasion began.
Progressive advocates are looking for ways to bring more Ukrainians and to let them stay longer, according to a February 2023 report in USAToday.