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US to welcome Ukraine refugees but no longer through Mexico

The Week | 21/04/2022 08:58 PM | Click to read full article

The Biden administration is making it easier for refugees fleeing Russia's war on Ukraine to come to the United States from Europe while trying to shut down an informal route through northern Mexico that has emerged in recent weeks.

A programme announced Thursday will streamline refugee applications for Ukrainians and others fleeing the fighting, but will no longer routinely grant entry to those who show up at the US-Mexico border seeking asylum.