David Noriega, David Mora, Gabriela Martínez, VICE, Mar. 28, 2022
"A group of Russian citizens who fled their country after the invasion of Ukraine and spent a week camped out at the U.S.-Mexico border was quietly admitted to the U.S. in...
Cyrus D. Mehta and Kaitlyn Box, Mar. 28, 2022
"Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February 2022, there has rightly been much discussion of how to assist the Ukraine and its citizens. The United States’ immigration laws can plainly...
Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 23, 2022 / Presidential Documents
Executive Order 14065 of February 21, 2022
"...Sec. 6. (a) The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of noncitizens determined...
DOS, Jan. 21, 2022
"Due to the severely limited consular operations in Moscow, the U.S. Department of State has designated multiple posts for processing certain nonimmigrant visa applications from persons resident in Russia. Under this designation...
Matter of X-, Apr. 12, 2021, unpub.
"The respondent has credibly established that his conviction was pretexual in nature and on account of his political opinion. ... We do not find serious reasons to believe that the respondent committed a serious...
Skripkov v. Barr
"Andrei Skripkov, a citizen of Russia, seeks review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) upholding an Immigration Judge’s (IJ’s) denial of his application for asylum and the withholding of removal...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 3, 2019
"Under discretionary parole policies, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted parole on a case-by-case basis to nationals of the Russian Federation (Russia) to enter Guam...
Executive Order 13685 of December 19, 2014 Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to the Crimea Region of Ukraine
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United...
U.S.-Russia Adoption Agreement
The Department of State announced on October 16, 2012, that the Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Regarding Cooperation in Adoption of Children entered into force on November 1...
State Department, Aug. 21, 2017 - "Due to the Russian government-imposed cap on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia, all nonimmigrant visa operations across Russia will be suspended on August 23. Operations will resume in Moscow on September 1; visa...
"We grant the petition in this matter because we conclude that Doe met his burden of presenting evidence that the Russian government was unable or unwilling to control the nongovernmental actors who persecuted him because he is a homosexual. We also...
Aaron C. Hall writes: "Our
client first applied for asylum in 1992 based on persecution by the KGB in the
former Soviet Union on account of his political opinion. His application
was denied by the IJ and on appeal by the BIA and the Tenth Circuit...
"The U.S. Embassy in Moscow is pleased to announce that the historic
U.S.-Russia visa agreement will enter into effect September 9, 2012. The
agreement will facilitate travel and establish stronger ties between
Russia and the United States...
Text of the Agreement
FAQ: Bilateral Adoption Agreement with Russia
"A joint Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services team traveled to Moscow September 26 – 28 to meet with Russian officials to discuss implementing...
"Secretary of State Clinton and Russian Foreign
Minister Lavrov exchanged diplomatic notes during their November 19,
2011, meeting in Bali on the new agreement on visas announced on July
13, 2011. This exchange of notes advances the visa agreement...