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Ukrainian refugees reunite with their families at the US-Mexico border


SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — Ukrainian refugees arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border were greeted with warm embraces by loved ones after fleeing the horror of war unfolding in their home country.

Ukrainians are arriving in the thousands in border towns in northern Mexico in the hope of gaining temporary admission to the United States on humanitarian grounds.

Holding their children’s hands in one and what’s left of their belongings in the other, the parents present themselves to border agents asking for asylum.

Thousands of Ukrainians have already been admitted, a promise the Biden administration kept after announcing last month that it would take in 100,000 refugees displaced by war.

The promise to accept migrants does not extend to Russians, Mexicans and other South and Central American migrants who also remain encamped in Mexico.

Emotional footage shows tearful Ukrainians hugging loved ones waiting for them at the border.

Women can be seen smiling for the first time since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale invasion on February 24 using ground, air and naval forces.

A woman is hugged as she arrives in the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro land port of entry on April 13, 2022.
James Keivom
Galyna (2nd from right) wipes away tears as she and her family are reunited with her daughter on April 13, 2022.
Galyna (2nd from right) wipes away tears as she and her family are reunited with her daughter on April 13, 2022.
James Keivom

The invasion drew worldwide condemnation and increasingly severe economic sanctions against Russia.

Another image shows a mother sharing a touching moment with her young son as she is seen hugging the young boy, who is wrapped in the Ukrainian flag.

The Department of Homeland Security did not respond to requests from The Post for information on the number of Ukrainian refugees.

A man carries a woman after arriving in the United States from Mexico on April 13, 2022.
A man carries a woman after arriving in the United States from Mexico on April 13, 2022.
James Keivom
A woman hugs her son as they wait to be transported after arriving in the United States.
A woman hugs her son as they wait to be transported after arriving in the United States.
James Keivom
Ukrainians are arriving in the thousands in border towns in northern Mexico in the hope of gaining temporary admission to the United States on humanitarian grounds.
Ukrainians are arriving in the thousands in border towns in northern Mexico in the hope of gaining temporary admission to the United States on humanitarian grounds.
James Keivom

The Wall Street Journal reported last month that more than 10,000 Ukrainians had visited Mexico as tourists in the first two months of this year, and officials believe most of that number will eventually travel to the United States. United.

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