In our experience as immigration attorneys, we have seen how initiatives like Welcome Corps can significantly transform lives. This program, introduced by the Department of State, allows Cuban, Venezuelan, Haitian, and Nicaraguan refugees to enter the United States with up to 10 family members, backed by American citizen sponsors. 

Unlike asylum seekers, refugees benefiting from Welcome Corps must have been registered by UNHCR before September 30, 2023. This requirement ensures that those entering the country have already been officially recognized as refugees. 

Welcome Corps not only facilitates the integration and resettlement process but also highlights the generosity and commitment of American citizens. With over 13,000 sponsors registered, the program demonstrates significant support for refugees, challenging the negative perceptions often associated with immigration. Such programs are crucial for promoting a more humane and supportive approach to immigration management.