In the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, thousands of Russians are fleeing their country. Many are seeking entry into the United States, leaving embassies around the world scrambling.
- Nahal Toosi, senior foreign affairs correspondent for Politico, said many Russians are going to embassies trying to get visas to go to the United States. She said the Biden administration is considering expanding the refugee program and reducing visa requirements for scientists.
- Toosi said several hundred thousand Russian people have likely fled the country since the invasion of Ukraine.
- It is unclear how willing Congress is to help Russians and some members have brought up security concerns, said Toosi.