How can I legally work and live in America if I have only a tourist visa?
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You can apply for TPS as stated above assuming you meet the criteria. Please have a private consultation with an immigration attorney as stated above.
If you were physically in the US on March 1, you can qualify for TPS and when applying for TPS you can apply for work authorization. The TPS is expected to be made official for Ukraine in the near future with the next printing of the Federal Register.
Best to consult with an attorney for guidance re: options available for you.
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