A Cuban mother was reunited with her young son in the United States this week thanks to a humanitarian parole program implemented by the Joe Biden administration earlier this year.
By female journalist Mario J. Photos sent to Penton showed the moment the mother rushed to hug her son, from whom she had been separated for more than a year.
“Oh my love, a year and a half without seeing you, my baby! We’ve already made it, here’s my baby,” Cuban was heard hugging his young son, with whom he was sharing an emotional note of reunion. After the hug, she entered the immigration offices.
The Cuban, who welcomed his mother on the same trip in addition to her son, thanked the communicator for the information she systematically shares for those waiting to travel to the United States for parole. Are.
In recent days, five other members of a Cuban family who applied for humanitarian parole on January 16 arrived together in the United States this week.
In this case, the images restored hope to Cubans who applied in January and who, four months later, watch with worry that they have yet to be approved.
Last week, the United States government announced changes to the selection process for humanitarian parole requests with financial sponsors, from random acceptance of cases to requests with long wait times.
Blas Núñez-Nieto, Undersecretary for Border and Immigration Policy of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), explained that they are going to implement a process where half of the appointments that are made every day, that is, of all the thousand places that All days are processed, 500 or more will be processed randomly in a lottery that may benefit anyone waiting to be selected in the process, while the other half are placed in the order in which applications are received. will be processed.
The restructuring of the selection process should begin in the coming days and is a response to several complaints from participants for inordinate delays in approval of cases.
Of the four nationalities supported by the program, Cubans have already received more than 24,000 travel approvals and about 22,000 of them have been able to enter with parole.