As the war continues with no end in sight in Ukraine, Dr. Gregory Finkelson discusses the situation unfolding in Ukraine and globally.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — The devastation of the war in Ukraine was evident from the first day of the Russian government’s assault. As the war has continued unabated and with no end in sight, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding with innocent civilians involved on both sides.
Dr. Gregory Finkelson is an expert on U.S. business immigration needs and is now seeing Russian citizens denied the opportunity to build a new life based on their country of birth and the policies of that government and not on their individual efforts. This is a striking juxtaposition to the relief efforts being provided to Ukraine refugees.
Dr. Gregory Finkelson calls out discrimination
While the war in Ukraine was started by the Russian government, many citizens of Russia stand against the invasion. From the start of Russia’s military action, citizens of Russia have staged protests, faced arrest, and suffered other reprisals for their actions. Many more citizens are silently protesting as they witness the devaluation of their currency, loss of opportunities for domestic growth in a professional field, and concerns for long-term safety.
Many of these citizens are in the process of preparing for or ready to embark on a move from Russia to a new region. In the past, prime countries for immigration included Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America according to Dr. Gregory Finkelson.
However, many of these locations and others are now denying entry to those attempting to flee an oppressive government. While the immigration of these individuals does not present the immediate humanitarian crisis of providing homes for Ukrainian refugees, purposeful delays to the immigration process or refusal based on Russian nationality is clear discrimination against individuals based on the actions of their government.
Dr. Gregory Finkelson is calling on class action attorneys with concerns about current immigration policy to investigate the situation thoroughly and determine the best path forward for those seeking immigration.
Opportunities for investigation also extend to the situation facing immigrants already housed in the United States and other countries who are experiencing discrimination when they seek housing, bank accounts, or business bank accounts to conduct business for themselves and their families.
These individuals are living in the United States, often employed in jobs that require their expertise or dedication and contributions to the American economy via their efforts. Despite this, they are being denied their rights. The long-term economic impacts of not being provided the same personal and business financial opportunities as their contemporaries will be felt by Russian families for generations if a course correction is not made soon.