Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine has made refugees out of thousands of former citizens from both countries, many of whom have found themselves heading out west in search of a better life in the United States.

As a result, the neighboring country of Mexico has seen an increase of people at the border city of Tijuana, desperately trying to pass the governmental threshold at the largest official border crossing in order to gain entry stateside. Lately, the scene at the port of entry has become more intense as several Russian refugees have begun to speculate that the United States Customs and Border Protection agency has been playing favorites by allowing a disproportional amount of Ukrainians to gain passage into their country. A large reason why the discrimination accusations at the border have become prevalent is that former U.S. President Donald Trump implemented Title 42 expulsions during the COVID pandemic, which currently allows for American border authorities to expel or revoke asylum seekers in lieu of giving them temporary entry so that they could request refuge.