Media: Biden administration quietly resumes deportations to Russia

Immigration advocates were surprised when a young Russian man who arrived in the US on the run from Vladimir Putin leading a mobilization of citizens to fight in Ukraine was unexpectedly deported from the US back to Russia over the weekend, The Guardian writes.

He was one of several Russian asylum seekers, many of whom made it to the United States last year, and now fear the US government will return them to Russia, to prison or to the front lines where there are already tens of thousands of victims.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is carrying out deportations to countries including Russia “in accordance with guidelines”, a federal agency told the newspaper when asked about the resumption of deportations to Russia. “The White House did not respond to our request for comment,” added The Guardian.

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Jennifer Scarborough, a Texas attorney whose clients include four Russians who entered the US across the Mexican border and sought asylum, is one of those struggling with this political turmoil. “These men were claiming asylum because they feared being drafted into the army,” she said.