Humanitarian Parole Sponsorship
CWS supports sponsor groups welcoming newcomers through both the Uniting for Ukraine and Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans pathways. Each of these populations—Ukrainians, Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans—are fleeing dangerous circumstances such as war, food and medical shortages, gang violence, government oppression, and other tragedies that have made their homelands unsafe.
The U.S. government established Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) and Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans (CHNV) to provide a safe, legal pathway for these populations to come to the United States. Program beneficiaries receive humanitarian parole status, which is a legal, temporary status for a duration of two years. Ukrainians, Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans must have US-based sponsors in order to receive authorization to travel to the US.
Groups wishing to sponsor through U4U or CHNV can choose to partner with CWS as a CWS Private Sponsor Group (PSG). As a CWS PSG, a group will be able to utilize the expertise of resettlement agency staff via remote technical assistance and support. CWS recruits, trains, and supports sponsor groups throughout the first 3-6 months of the sponsorship period so that they can help these displaced populations achieve stability in the U.S.
CWS-partnered sponsor groups move through the following process: