Because Vladimir Putin is a ruthless dictator whose tactics mirror those of his close personal friend Xi Jinping, many Russians, especially young professionals, have fled Mother Russia to
seek asylum in the United States.
Maybe it’s because Donald Trump hates immigrants, but ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security) really messed up on this one, as
cogently reported by theTimes
’ Miriam Jordan: “Antiwar Activists Who Flee Russia Find Detention, Not Freedom, in the U.S." (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/28/us/russian-activists-asylum.html
In the current fiscal year, 21,763 Russians were processed by US authorities at our southern border after they came here without permission and then sought asylum. In the previous fiscal year, it
was 467 Russians.
Jordan’s must-read article focuses especially on two young physicians, Maria Shemiatina and Boris Shevchuk, who, while still in Russia, posted videos of the bloodshed in Ukraine from Putin’s War
on social media, saying “We call on Russians to see the truth, to not believe the lies of the Russian media." Their posts were deleted by Putin’s minions and then their account was blocked.
Shemiatina and Shevchuk fell in love when they were both in medical school in Russia, and they married. They fled to Mexico, made it to our southern border, expecting to be exclaiming “Free at
Last,” only to be shackled, because they came here without permission, and they were separated and placed in ICE jails and were eventually reunited.
All this came to the attention of our Chief International Correspondent, associate solitary reporter Larry Theis, who speaks Russian and numerous other languages. When Colorado Governor Jared
Polis is in the White House in 2029, expect to see Theis as Polis’ Secretary of State. Theis told us moments ago that the action of ICE in treating Russian protesters like criminals is, to put it
mildly, extremely stupid when Biden is in a constant propaganda war against Putin.
So Theis, being a man of compassion and integrity, launched a campaign to straighten out ICE to get that overwhelmed agency to correct its ways and show compassion. As a direct result of his
efforts, Shemiatina and Shevchuk have opened their medical practice in Theis’ former law office. There, they are thriving and are in the early stages of preparing their memoir.
Given that First Daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have actively foresworn any role in Daddykin’s 2024 presidential campaign, Trump will be hard pressed to resuscitate his campaign.