It is true that those standing up to unjustified invasion deserve applause for bravery and courage in the face of peril. But we must be wary of overly romanticizing Ukrainians’ struggles in a way that absolves the international community of its moral responsibilities to provide shelter to those fleeing war.
Ukrainians deserve more than just symbolic appearances of solidarity. If the Biden administration really wants to stand with Ukrainians, it should grant temporary protected status (TPS) to Ukrainians already in the United States — and shield them from having to go back to an active war zone.
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