Senator Padilla stands with the brave people of Ukraine against Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable invasion of their sovereign, democratic nation. He has also made clear he stands with the Ukrainian community across California. As our office continues to monitor developments, we will work directly with the State Department and other federal agencies to assist constituents with casework. 

Senator Padilla is committed to coordinating with our allies to impose severe costs on Putin, and has called on the Administration to work with allies in the region to provide refugee and humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians fleeing Russian aggression. As chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, the Senator called on the Biden administration to protect Ukrainian nationals living in the United States. This became a bipartisan effort you can read about here.

The Biden Administration heeded this call by designating Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Read Senator Padilla’s statement on Russia’s invasion here.

This page will be updated with additional resources as we receive them from the State Department and other federal agencies.

Humanitarian Casework Assistance

If you or your immediate family have been affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and need humanitarian assistance, PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM.

*Select “Citizenship and Immigration Services” under the “What Can I Assist You With?” menu

For any questions about how to complete the above form, please email our office:

U.S. citizens seeking to depart Ukraine can also call 1-833-741-2777 (in the United States) or 1-606-260-4379 (from overseas) for immediate assistance.

We encourage U.S. citizens to enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in an emergency.

Uniting for Ukraine

President Biden announced Uniting for Ukraine, a new streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression with opportunities to come to the United States.

Uniting for Ukraine provides a pathway for displaced Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who are outside the United States to come to the United States and stay temporarily for up to two years. Ukrainians participating in Uniting for Ukraine must have a supporter in the United States who agrees to provide them with financial support for the duration of their stay in the United States.

To start the application process or learn more about this program and eligibility requirements, please visit

Updates on Ukraine

For the latest alerts from the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, please visit:

For additional updates, follow the US Embassy on Facebook and Twitter and the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.

For the U.S. State Department’s latest on Ukraine, please visit: Ukraine Travel Advisory.

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