Sponsors in the U.S. Can Make it Possible for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans to Find Safety and Refuge
Following the experience of humanitarian sponsorship programs for Afghans, Ukrainians, and Venezuelans, for which hundreds of thousands of Americans raised their hands to help, the U.S. Government has now designated Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans eligible for humanitarian sponsorship.
These new humanitarian programs also require the support of a sponsor in the U.S. in order for these vulnerable populations to seek refuge here.
This is now the only designated pathway for most Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans to find refuge in the United States. The direct participation of everyday Americans, faith organizations, civic organizations and other community organizations is now more critical than ever to ensure that these vulnerable populations can access a pathway to safety and security.
The Welcome Connect team is working to expand our tech platform to support sponsor matches for these USCIS sponsorship programs. We expect this functionality to be available in early 2023. In the meantime, Welcome.US is providing resources for potential sponsors in the United States who already know Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans seeking humanitarian parole in the United States. And we are supporting our partners in diaspora communities with tools and resources as they mobilize community members to sponsor people in their networks who are in need of refuge in the United States.
If you’re ready to sponsor and have someone specific in mind from one of the qualified countries visit the USCIS website to start your application.
If you’re interested in being connected to Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans or Venezuelans seeking refuge in the United States, please sign up on Welcome Connect.
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What you need to know about sponsorship
Have questions about how the new humanitarian sponsorship programs for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelan work? Browse the resources below for answers to frequently asked questions and step-by-step guides and the application process and what it takes to be a successful sponsor.