Given the increasing number of flights When a mother from the United States traveled to the island with deported Cubans on board, she made a desperate appeal to the northern country’s authorities not to include her son in the next shipments.
Charo Rodriguez a Cuban woman residing in Tampa, pleaded this Friday with US immigration authorities not to deport her son, who entered the US territory in 2019 using Form I-220B and was denied political asylum.
“He cannot return to Cuba… His life will not be a life… I even fear that he will take his own life… In this country they will destroy him. I ask you not to deport me. “I beg the government,” this Cuban mother said in her statements Univision.
Yanoi Alonso Rodriguez He entered the USA in 2019. Although he was denied political asylum, the young Cuban was able to obtain a work permit. But this Thursday he was arrested after attending an appointment with the police Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“He went to a routine ICE appointment on August 21, where he was arrested. They took him to a detention center in Pompano Beach,” his mother told the aforementioned media.
Now the family is desperate and doesn’t know when he will be deported. Dismayed and in tears, the mother complained that her son’s rights had been violated by the US authorities.
“You were hardly deceptive. Telling him it’s a routine appointment and stopping him without notice is not acceptable. At least they should have put a restraint on him and given him some time to organize his life, his work, everything…” the woman said, sobbing.
This Thursday the sixth deportation flight arrived in Havana According to the Washington embassy on the island, it came from the United States with 35 people on board. This is the sixth deportation flight from this country in 2023.
The U.S. Embassy in Cuba reiterated the importance of respecting immigration and customs laws to avoid legal consequences and deportations after a long suspension and the arrival of 224,764 Cubans in fiscal year 2022 only through U.S. land borders were recorded.
The fifth flight He arrived in Cuba with 29 Cubans on August 17, a date that was kept secret because ICE keeps the date of deportation flights strictly confidential.
Many of those detained by ICE had submitted “stays of removal” forms, but most are often rejected. Since deportation flights to Havana resumed at the end of April, 322 people were brought back to the island on the six flights.
The first deportation flight organized by the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the largest, On April 24, 123 immigrants returned. On July 20th overall 33 Cubans deported to Havana with the fourth deportation flight from Miami so far this year.
What is striking is that the number of returnees decreases with each flight. The deportees were Cubans who had not received credible fear interviews upon entry and had received an I-220B (deportation order) document despite remaining supervised release.
The I-220B form is a “privilege” equivalent to a “parole” offered by the U.S. government because it itself is unable to deport, remove, or detain the alien, thereby preventing the alien from being detained during the The process can be “in freedom” and things are moving forward.
This “monitoring order” contains the data of the person being processed, such as: B. their photo, fingerprints and a record of every report to ICE. It also contains detailed instructions on when, how, and how often you must report to ICE.
It is awarded under the Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP) to aliens who are being released from custody or are considered low-risk individuals and are therefore not taken into custody.