Current options for Ukrainians wishing to come to the United States include 1) seeking a non-immigrant visa (e.g., tourist visa) from a United States Embassy (Consulate) in a third country (such as Poland, Romania, Hungary, etc.), 2) seeking humanitarian parole into the United States (usually only granted if a non-immigrant visa has been denied), 3) arriving in the United States by whatever means and seeking asylum, 4) using a previously granted visa to come to the United States. In the near future, the United States may also designate Ukrainians located abroad for refugee status. There maybe other options available depending on the particular circumstances of the immigrant in question.
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine ongoing, the United States is likely to roll out Temporary Protected Status to Ukrainian citizens and those who last habitually resided in Ukraine before reaching the United States. Temporary Protected Status, if published and put into effect, would permit those eligible to receive it to lawfully remain in the United States even if ordered removed or even if no other path to lawful status exists. Currently, the following countries are designated for TPS: Yemen, Haiti, Syria, Burma, El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. Although not yet available, TPS for Ukraine is likely to come into effect based on current U.S. foreign policy.