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Russian Asylum Seekers Reach 24-Year High

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Would be curious to know how many of these families are being separated and put in custody while they seek the same asylum being requested on the southern border?

https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-asylum-applications-in-u-s-hit-24-year-record/29204843.html

The number of asylum applications by Russian citizens in the United States hit a 24-year high in 2017, jumping nearly 40 percent from the previous year and continuing an upward march that began after Russian President Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin in 2012.

U.S. authorities received 2,664 new asylum applications from Russian nationals in the fiscal year ending on September 30, a 39-percent increase compared to 2016.

RFE/RL obtained the 2017 statistics, which have yet to be released publicly, under a Freedom Of Information Act request filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The 2017 figure is more than double the number of first-time applications by Russians since 2012, when Putin was elected to a third presidential term after serving four years as prime minister. It also eclipsed the previous high according to USCIS data for post-Soviet Russia, set in 1994 with 2,127 first-time asylum applications by Russians.

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Trump probably puts them up in Trump Tower.  

 

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3 minutes ago, stirs said:

They walk across the Pacific?

Most illegal Mexicans ain’t walking across the border in the middle of the night either 

there are lots of ways to get here

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21 hours ago, CRA said:

Trump probably puts them up in Trump Tower.  

 

Or in his cabinet.

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21 hours ago, stirs said:

They walk across the Pacific?

Most of the asylum seekers from Central America didn't walk, either.

And most asylum seekers are only coming through Mexico, they're not from Mexico.

Since you're acting like a child, I'll speak to you as if you are. Asylum seekers coming from Central America are being separated from their families and locked up. Asylum seekers from elsewhere are being granted temporary asylum, they're free to roam the country and do whatever as long as they show up for their court date.

 

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4 hours ago, Anybodyhome said:

Most of the asylum seekers from Central America didn't walk, either.

And most asylum seekers are only coming through Mexico, they're not from Mexico.

Since you're acting like a child, I'll speak to you as if you are. Asylum seekers coming from Central America are being separated from their families and locked up. Asylum seekers from elsewhere are being granted temporary asylum, they're free to roam the country and do whatever as long as they show up for their court date.

 

Well, the child was trying to make the point that the Russians did not just walk across the Pacific into the entire west coast.

How do you think they entered the country?  Did they go through the normal channels for those seeking asylum?  This thread was seeming to contrast one group of asylum seekers to another.  I was just drawing the contrast.  And not sure what your Mexico references were for as there were not questions asked about Central Americans. 

I was only trying to get someone to contrast the way one group entered the country as opposed to another.  Glad you explained it to me

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