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The White House told Russians to flee here instead of fighting Ukraine. Then the U.S. tried to deport them.

August 17, 2023 (1 min read)

Hamed Aleaziz, Tracy Wilkinson, Hannah Levintova, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 17, 2023

"Numerous Russians attempting to escape conscription onto the Ukrainian battlefield have made perilous journeys to the United States, trusting in the Biden administration’s declaration that the U.S. would “welcome” those fleeing the war and their forced participation in it. Instead of winning asylum, however, some of these men have been detained and, in at least one case, deported back to Russia, where they could be thrown into the fight against U.S.-armed Ukraine — into “the meat grinder,” as the U.S. secretary of State recently put it. The U.S. has deported nearly 190 Russians since the beginning of October 2022, almost three times as many as were removed during the entire prior year."