U.S. Border Sees Increase in Russians and Ukrainians

Numbers are outpacing immigrants from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

During the second half of 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection began reporting a sharp increase in the number of immigrants coming from greater distances than the usual Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Near the top of that list of countries of origin are Russia (more than 2,000 migrants) and Ukraine (about 300). Most arrived or were discovered at a legal port of entry in San Diego, California, according to data. 

In fact, the total number of illegal immigrants making much longer trips in December was more than those from Mexico and the Northern Triangle combined. 

On Monday, President Biden said his administration is committed to improving the border crisis by trying to “figure out” why migrants are leaving their home countries for the U.S. in the first place. Vice President Harris was named a year ago to handle the border crisis and address the “root causes” of migration from Latin America. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and vice president as the administration oversees immigration policy.
  • For officials in Immigration and Customs Enforcement as they process migrants.
  • For Customs and Border Protection agents as they seek to protect the U.S. border.

Sources: Axios, Washington Examiner 


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