Anastasiya Polo, United with Ukraine spokeswoman, mentioned Ukrainians nonetheless in Europe ought to register for the U.S. authorities’s program and never waste cash and energy touring to Mexico. Earlier than the camp was established in Mexico Metropolis, Ukrainians had been touring to Tijuana on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“We’re asking individuals from Europe, Ukrainians, to undergo this system from Europe, don’t come to Mexico as a result of it’s way more costly for them, it’s quite a lot of touring,” Polo mentioned. The camp will shut by June 1, however Ukrainians remaining in Mexico will proceed receiving help.
This system, Uniting for Ukraine, was introduced by the U.S. authorities April 21. 4 days later, Ukrainians displaying up on the U.S.-Mexico border had been not exempted from a pandemic-related rule that has been used to rapidly expel migrants with out a chance to hunt asylum for the previous two years.
To qualify individuals should have been in Ukraine as of Feb. 11; have a sponsor, which could possibly be household or a company; meet vaccination and different public well being necessities; and go background checks.
Greater than 6.5 million Ukrainians, largely girls and kids, have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded its smaller neighbor on Feb. 24, in accordance with the U.N. Excessive Commissioner for Refugees.