Close to 10,000 undocumented Ukrainians have been processed by authorities at US-Mexico border ports of entry, according to Department of Homeland Security data obtained by CBS News.
According to the report, between the start of February and April 6, US Customs and Border Protection said that 9,926 Ukrainians with no immigration documentation have migrated to the US border. It is unclear how many have been granted asylum so far.
DHS did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
CBS also reported that CBP registered 41,074 “legal entries” for Ukrainians within that time span. That category can include visas designated for tourism, permanent residency, or shorter travel.
A massive refugee crisis has unfolded across Ukraine’s borders since Russia invaded the country on February 24, with at least 4.6 million Ukrainians fleeing to the country, per the United Nations. A month after the war started, US President Joe Biden said that the US would take in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, but has not announced specific visa and resettlement programs.