Biden Administration Declares Russians as ‘Homeless Nationality’
Oct. 24, 2021 (EIRNS)—Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has accused the U.S. of turning “a technical procedure that’s banal in the 21st century into a real hell—at the heart of which is mockery on the verge of sadism.” Sputnik reports that she was responding to the State Department listing any Russian citizen applying for a visa as a “homeless nationality.”
“For many years, U.S. diplomats have worked to destroy a system rendering consular services in Russia,” Zakharova said. “They closed down consulates, reduced the number of consular staff, experimented with how our symmetrical response differs from a mirror response. Can it really be that among the apologists of this dirty strategy no one has thought about the fact that they are destroying their own ideals of freedom?”
The State Department listed other countries’ citizens listed as requiring “homeless applicant” status, including Cubans, Eritreans, Iranians, Libyans, Somalis, South Sudanese, Syrians, Venezuelans, and Yemenis. Sputnik reports that citizens of these nations have their immigrant visa applications processed at U.S. embassies and diplomatic facilities in specific third countries, in the case of Russia, applicants must go to Warsaw.