Like Ukrainians, many Russians are also leaving their homeland in fear of danger and retaliation amid the war, and dozens of them are now sitting at the U.S. southern border hoping to make their claim for asylum.
STORY: Ukrainians were among crowds at the U.S. border with Mexico seeking asylum on Wednesday lining up at the international checkpoint in Tijuana. "We're just trying to decide where our new home will be.
Mexico deported a man accused of being the leader of a gang of border hitmen Tuesday, a day after his arrest caused retaliatory shooting and burnings that closed U.S. border crossings and a U.S. consulate.
The gunfire late Sunday and early Monday came in retaliation for the arrest of drug gang leader Juan Gerardo Treviño, who U.S. authorities describe as a founder and leader of the Northeast Cartel, the successor to the old Zetas cartel.
At the U.S. border with Mexico, American officials are allowing Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion of their homeland to enter the United States and stay without fear of deportation for a year, according to people crossing.