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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reportedly suspending deportation flights to a slew of Eastern European countries amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
ICE verified to WHD News on Thursday that it has suspended flights to Ukraine, citing the ongoing humanitarian disaster in the state brought about by Moscow’s invasion.
BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HALTS ICE DEPORTATION FLIGHTS TO UKRAINE AMID RUSSIA INVASION
“Amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis happening in Ukraine, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has paused repatriation flights to Ukraine,” an ICE spokesperson advised WHD News. “ICE will carry on to keep track of the ongoing condition and make operational changes as important.”
CBS News studies that, in addition to Ukraine, flights are also suspended to Russia, Belarus, Ga, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. The outlet mentioned congressional officers had been knowledgeable of the suspension. ICE did not reply a ask for Saturday for affirmation of the suspensions.
Deportations to individuals nations around the world are fairly low. According to ICE’s conclusion of 12 months report for FY 2020, it deported 106 illegal immigrants to Ukraine, 108 to Russia, 11 to Belarus, 44 to Hungary, 17 to Moldova, 102 to Poland, 263 to Romania and 12 to Slovakia.
BIDEN ADMINISTRATION Provides Safety FROM DEPORTATION TO UKRAINIANS Dwelling IN US
The move arrived a day before the administration introduced that Ukraine will be specified for Short-term Safeguarded Status (TPS) for 18 months. TPS guards nationals of selected international locations dwelling in the U.S. from deportation if they are qualified and permits them to implement for function permits and to journey freely.
The Department of Homeland Security stated the designation was primarily based on “the two ongoing armed conflict and amazing and short term circumstances in Ukraine that stop Ukrainian nationals and all those of no nationality who final habitually resided in Ukraine from returning to Ukraine securely.”
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“Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked assault on Ukraine has resulted in an ongoing war, senseless violence and Ukrainians compelled to request refuge in other nations around the world,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated in a assertion. “In these incredible moments, we will proceed to provide our assistance and protection to Ukrainian nationals in the United States.”
That go had been identified as for by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.