The skies are shrouded with blanketed tones of grey and white. Debris of the building’s last remnant bodies lie everywhere. Piercing shrikes of missiles can be heard from a distance, yet many wonder when this war will come to an end. Russian troops are advancing the city of Lviv where seven people were killed.
The Biden Administration has made some changes on how they will operate the asylum status for immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. Instead of having the immigration judges look over the asylum applicants, the process would be in the responsibility of the asylum officer. This would allow the asylum process to expedite to six months instead of the original waiting time of about five years.
What once was a warm home has now become rubble. For many Ukrainians, neighboring countries like Poland and Romania have become their sanctuary as their beloved country gets torn down by missiles. Although risky, there are Ukrainians who seek refuge in the United States with hopes to begin a new life there. The United States, for hundreds of years, has been referred to as the “land of opportunity.” The opportunity for a better life is now.
Harris faced criticism for her visit to Guatemala earlier this month, where she said to migrants, “do not come,” when addressing increased immigration to the United States. A few days ago, Harris visited the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time, a visit which many believe should have been made months ago when she aimed to address the “root causes” of immigration.