Many anti-war activists, who chose to leave Russia because they were being targeted by the police, had their internet accounts banned, and were at risk of being arrested for participating in public rallies. The largest migration from Russia to the United States has been this past year, as thousands of young scientists, physicians, artists, journalists, and IT workers left their home country. By the middle of March following the start of the war, the United States began pushing away these asylum-seeking immigrants for various reasons. Among these reasons includes the belief that Russia’s President, Putin, may be sending spies to the U.S.
According to recent news, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is mistreating Russian migrants who are seeking asylum in the United States. Even though these Russian asylum seekers are against the war between Russia and Ukraine, and are anti-Putin, they are being blocked and detained at the United States Southern border. With the United States of America being recognized as the land of the free, the Russian asylum seekers whose lives took a turn for the worst thought they would be welcomed here with open arms, but they were unfortunately mistaken.
It has been reported by several sources that Russians are among the highest number of people getting arrested when they are crossing the border to the United States from Mexico, compared to any other country.