Havana. – The Embassy of the United States of America in Cuba, through its Twitter account, reminded that the US borders are not open, reports the Radio Television Marti Webb portal.
“The border is not open,” the diplomatic mission stressed, adding that the United States has “24,000 Border Patrol agents and officers along the southwest border” and “thousands of soldiers and contract personnel, and more than a thousand asylum officers.” sent” to help enforce our laws.
“Don’t believe the lies of smugglers,” the embassy concluded in its tweet.
The reminder comes after the United States deactivated the public health order known as Title 42 on May 12, at which time it stressed once again that the country’s borders “are not open to irregular migration.”
LA FRONTERA NO ESTÁ ABIERTA: Tenemos 24.000 agentes y oficiales de la Patrulla Fronteriza en la frontera suroeste y hemos enviado miles de tropas y personal contratado, y más de mil oficiales de asilo para ayudar a hacer cumplir nuestras leyes. No crean las mentiras de los… pic.twitter.com/uHeCuWGDzf
— Embajada de los Estados Unidos en Cuba (@USEmbCuba) May 21, 2023
Title 42’s order was superseded by Title 8, which again became “effective immediately”.
At the time, Marta Youth, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Office of Population, Refugees and Migration, reaffirmed that “the United States continues to enforce its immigration laws.”
For his part, Blas Núñez-Neto, Under Secretary for Border Policy and Immigration at the United States Department of Homeland Security, similarly urged migrants to use orderly, safe and legal routes to immigrate to the United States. , “lives without its own cartels and in the hands of smugglers.
“For migrants who are still in shelters in Mexico or on their way to the United States, I continue to emphasize that United States immigration laws bring with them very serious consequences, including five-year where they are prohibited from re-entry. to the country if they are repatriated by these authorities,” Undersecretary Núñez-Neto said.
National Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, for his part, said in this regard that: “The end of Title 42 does not mean open borders, quite the contrary.”
He clarified that the application of Title 8 immigration regulations “that allow a long time to quickly process and remove people who come to the United States border illegally and do not have a legal basis to remain” Will be done.
The United States government reiterates and emphasizes that this country promotes safe, legal, and orderly migration.”