"Going home isn't an option for Ukrainians right now," said Kimball Parker, CEO of SixFifty, which is why this Silicon Slopes-based technology company, powered by Wilson Sonsini, launched a free, automated tool to help Ukrainians living in the United States apply to stay in the country during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
According to the company's press release:
Ukrainians whose visas expire—or would otherwise be required to return home—have two options to stay in the U.S., Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and asylum. Both options, however, require complicated applications that are only available in English. SixFifty automated the TPS and asylum applications in English and Ukrainian to help those who may not have easy access to legal help.
According to Kimball Parker:
"Tens of thousands of Ukrainians will need to apply for TPS or asylum over the next several months in order to stay in the U.S. SixFifty is hoping to alleviate the stress of applying during what is surely one of the most challenging moments in their lives."
SixFifty's technology is programmed to take on complex legal issues by providing customized contracts, policies, and documents to people and businesses. They recommend that applicants use its free tools in conjunction with an attorney, although Ukrainians can use the tool directly.
SixFifty works with the law firm Wilson Sonsini to automate employment and privacy paperwork for companies across the United States. SixFifty uses the proceeds from those products to build free tools for people who need legal help.
"Our pro bono volunteers at Wilson Sonsini are eager to assist in the TPS and asylum process," said Luke Liss, Pro Bono Partner at Wilson Sonsini. "With the help of SixFifty's groundbreaking technology, we hope to help many more individuals stay in the United States in the coming months than would otherwise be possible."
Learn more about Sixfifty's document automation system, get a quote, or request a demo here.