The wave of Cuban emigrants to the United States has not stopped. They continue to arrive by the thousands each month through humanitarian parole in that country, across the southern border, through CBP One applications and by raft, though not all suffer the same fate. In fact, this month, the Central American route with entry to Nicaragua has been strongly activated, which does not require visas for Cubans.
A new update on humanitarian parole numbers, granted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of the United States to citizens of Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Haiti, has had a significant impact on the Cuban-American community and the island, because the numbers This is an obvious support for the success of this policy made by Joe Biden in January of this year.
According to published data, the Miami journalist, Mario J. Pentón revealed, between January and August 2023, 47 thousand parole visas were granted to Cuban citizens, a measure implemented by the Biden administration with great success and more than doubled the 20,000 annual visas issued by the United States Embassy in Havana.
Cubans with humanitarian parole in the United States
However, Haiti leads the list of four nationalities benefiting from parole, with a total of 87 thousand humanitarian visas granted during the same period. This historic success is due to the joint work between different organizations in Haiti and Haitian groups in the United States, which supports the whole family so that they can start a new life in the United States.
Surprisingly, this number exceeds Venezuelan citizens, who have accessed the program since October 2022 and a total of 68 thousand visas have been issued. For their part, Nicaraguans have received only 39 thousand humanitarian visas so far.
A remarkable fact that emerged from this delivery of lanterns was the low number of beneficiaries who used their permits to fly to the United States. Until August, of the 47 thousand approved Cubans, only 45 thousand have reached the northern land, that is, there are thousands who remain in Cuba for various reasons.