Saturday, January 7, 2023

Russians Join Thousands of Migrants Waiting for End of Title 42 at US Border; Russians Fleeing Putin's War are Among the Thousands at the US Border in Mexico

Russians join thousands of migrants waiting for end of Title 42 at US border:
Russian military-age men escaping Vladimir Putin’s mobilization order are joining a growing queue of migrants assembling on the southern border in Mexico, waiting to cross into the US to ask for asylum.
When the Russian president announced a partial draft in September, seeking to call up 300,000 reservists to fight in Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of men fled the country to avoid being shipped off to the front line.
While many of the objectors escaped to neighboring European countries, thousands of Russians ended up traveling to Mexico in a bid to enter the US.
Data made available by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) indicated that agents have encountered more than 31,600 Russians crossing the southern border to seek political asylum since the outbreak of the war in February.
In November alone, CBP officers came across more than 5,500 Russian migrants.
By comparison, for the entire fiscal year 2021, CBP logged only about 4,100 encounters with Russian asylum seekers. --->READ MORE HERE
Russians fleeing Putin's war are among the thousands at the US border in Mexico:
Russians fleeing from the draft and President Vladimir Putin's war with Ukraine are joining the hundreds of thousands of migrants claiming asylum in the U.S. by way of Mexico.
Clustered together with migrants from Moldova, Cuba and other Central and South American countries, Russian migrants were seen this week claiming asylum in the U.S. amid a massive surge around the holidays.
One Moldovan migrant said they were told that the 'border is open,' according to NewsNation, even though the Biden administration continues to insist to the contrary.
'People should not listen to the lies of smugglers who take advantage of vulnerable migrants, putting lives at risk,' the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wrote in a Tuesday evening statement.
'The border is not open,' it continued, 'and we will continue to fully enforce our immigration laws.'
More than 31,600 migrants have fled Russia to the U.S. since Putin invaded Ukraine in late February. This figure includes 12,097 crossings in just a two-month period over October and November, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data on encounters. 
A Russian migrant who fled to avoid being drafted into the war with Ukraine thanked President Biden for giving people the opportunity to claim political asylum in the U.S. --->READ MORE HERE
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