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As Ukrainian refugees continue arriving in Nashville, organizations still in need of support

It's been four months since the Biden administration announced plans to welcome 100,000 Ukrainian refugees to America. Since then, many arrived in Middle Tennessee. A lack of benefits — plus waiting on employment authorization — has left many in limbo, struggling to build a new life. "They don't have the right to work off the bat; they have to apply, and so there's a huge backlog in the U.S. immigration service to authorize work documents," said Max Rykov, director of development and communications at the Nashville International Center for Empowerment.

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