Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Cuban migrants expelled from Guatemala

The Guatemalan Migration Institute reported on 29 May that in the afternoon of that day, it intercepted 41 foreign migrants in transport, including 11 Cuban citizens. Overseas unit of that Central American country specified in Twitterthat they were all expelled from the country because “they were transiting through Guatemala irregularly.”

According to a detail, from the institute he provided “psychosocial, medical and humanitarian attention” to all these foreigners (16 Venezuelans, 3 Colombians, 11 Cubans, 1 Ecuadorian, 5 Hindus and 5 people from Nepal). All were located by the National Police and transferred to a migrant center to be processed.

The unit specified that they were all “irregularly in Guatemalan territory, without meeting the requirements established in current law” and that there were also nine minors within the group, who were traveling with minors. From the Guatemalan emigration he thanked the National Police for their work.

Cuban migrants going to America

On several occasions, the United States government has specified that its southern border is not open and that people who do not take advantage of legal means to come to the northern territory, as is the case with “humanitarian parole” since January of this year, do not. Not only would they be returned to their country of origin, they would also be left without the option of availing the above parole for five years.

Despite the parole policy, which has benefited thousands of Cubans with the possibility of arriving legally in the United States, there are many Cubans trying to reach Nicaragua by a route to that country’s southern border, He doesn’t ask for a Cuban visa. A route that the North American government has asked not to take and that would bring legal consequences, even denying them entry to that country in a few years.

In addition, Guatemala, together with Colombia, will soon become the headquarters of immigration centers the US will open in Latin America to process migrant asylum cases. If the case is approved, these can be sent to the U.S., Canada, or Spain.

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