If you are a Russian citizen and have avoided military service, you may be able to apply for asylum in the United States. In this video, Yakov Spektor, an immigration attorney based in New York City, discusses the asylum process for Russian draft dodgers. He provides an overview of the grounds on which someone may qualify for asylum and explains how and where to apply.
As the crisis in Ukraine continues, United for Ukraine rules on accepting immigrants are being expanded to people fleeing Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti.
This video features immigration attorney Yakov Spektor discussing how the new rules are helping people displaced by the conflict.