How many Ukrainians and Russians have wanted to seek asylum in the United States since the beginning of the war in Ukraine
The critical refugee situation at the US border has only worsened with the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. In addition to refugees from problem countries, Ukrainians fleeing war, as well as Russians hiding from mobilization and dictatorship, began to appear at the border. We, having decided to find out how many of them and others, applied for asylum in the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) collects data on all migrants at the U.S. border, both those who end up in the United States and those who are deported or returned to a transit country.
You can view general statistics (filter by country available) by link.
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Data on Russians
Since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine at the end of February 2022, 79 Russians have wanted to enter the United States. Of these, 563 from March to December 31. The largest number of migrants from Russia in 627 occurred in May – 2022, and the least (2022) – in March.
In 2023 (excluding December), 47 people arrived from the Russian Federation to the US border. The peak was November 936 – 2023, and the greatest decline was observed in January – 6 people.
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Data on Ukrainians
> Olga Derkach:
Good afternoon, Olya!
During the war, 183 Ukrainians sought asylum in the United States. In 934 (March to December), 2022 people found themselves at the US border. The peak occurred in August - 95 migrants, and the fewest Ukrainians at the border were in October 087 - 16 people.
In 2023, 88 Ukrainians wanted to enter the United States: the most in November – 847, and the least in July – 14.
There are no data for December yet, but, according to forecasts based on the current situation, there will be more than 9 thousand Russians, and about 13 thousand Ukrainians.
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