The administration of US President Joe Biden, despite the sanctions pressure against Moscow, “quietly” resumed deportations to Russia. The Guardian writes about it.
The newspaper writes that after the start of the SVO in Ukraine, the United States suspended the deportation of Russians. At the same time, several Russian citizens who left the country after the start of the conflict and asked for asylum in the United States told reporters about the forced deportation to their homeland. According to The Guardian, this happened after the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that, in accordance with interstate agreements, the service continues to carry out deportation to various countries, including Russia.
Speaking to the publication, attorney Jennifer Scarborough, who represents several Russians, said her clients are left in “legal uncertainty” as they have little to no options to apply for asylum. At the same time, according to her, flight from the draft can be a legitimate application for asylum. She recalled that in the spring of last year, the American authorities announced that they were stopping deportation to Russia because of the political situation. Now the lawyer wonders why they resumed it and “did it so quietly.”
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