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A US national security blunder may have given names of Cuban migrants seeking safety to Havana

The United States Department of Homeland Security may have accidentally revealed Havana What? some cuban expatriates whom he wanted to banish They sought protection from persecution and torture from Washington,

according to a note from Los Angeles Times, 46 Cubans affected by publication of name, nationality, date of birth and detention centers for more than 6,000 immigrants who claimed to be fleeing torture and persecution in their countries of origin.

46 affected were part of a group of 103 Cubans who will be deported On flights to the island.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are now trying prevent the Cuban government from retaliating against citizens it knows have requested protection in the United States, according to the note. The agency has paused its efforts to deport the undertrial immigrants and is considering releasing them from US custody.

The accidental leak is an example of a “nightmare scenario” experienced by any refugee. Los Angeles Times Robin Barnard, associate director of advocacy at Human Rights First.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is in the process of contacting those affected and their attorneys. Immigrants will not be immediately deported and will have an opportunity to update their security claims.

Quoted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorneys Los Angeles Times He clarified that they are studying “what legal options exist to address the leak, including the possible release of immigrants who are in detention.”

98 Cuban rafters manage to reach the Florida coast, while the Coast Guard searches for the nine missing.

total of 98 Cuban rafters managed to reach the coast of Florida Over the past weekend, as announced this Monday by the US Border Patrol (USBP).

As reported, the immigrants arrived in five different rustic boats on his twitter account USBP Miami Sector Chief Walter N. Slosser.

“Over the weekend, 98 Cuban immigrants were found in South Florida. Border Patrol agents with the help of aides from the Southeast Sector Homeland Security Task Force responded to five landings of migrants in the Florida Keys and Biscayne Key,” wrote Chief Ann Slossar. .

Although Those 98 Cubans have a high chance of returning to the islandEven more unfortunate were nine other rafters whose boat capsized on Sunday. According to the only survivor ever rescued, The group left Cuba on 9 December.noted in a post on twitter US Coast Guard.

“US Coast Guard crews are searching for nine people after a man was rescued by a Good Samaritan at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Lake Worth Beach this Sunday,” the publication said.

“The survivor reported that he and nine others left Cuba on December 10 and that the boat sank on Sunday morning,” he concluded.

Cuba is going through the biggest migrant crisis in its history, United States in fiscal year 2022, between 224,607 Cubans arrived in that country between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022, about 615 per day. Last October (FY 2023), 29,872 Cubans entered the US irregularly963 per day on average.

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