Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Cubans on I-220A protest in Miami to demand resolution of their cases

A hundred Cuban migrants with I-220A (parole warrants) demonstrated this Sunday near the Restaurant Versailles in Miami to apply for legal status that would allow them to stay and work in the United States.

They want the I-220A to be considered probation and allow them to apply for residency as quickly as possible to get out of the immigration crisis they find themselves in.

“We humbly, not demandingly, but asking a favor, ask the United States government to legalize us and let us work,” said one of the many protesters. Posters calling for the release of political prisoners in Cuba were also displayed during the protest.

Several immigration lawyers present at the demonstration answered questions from those in attendance and gave them advice on how to proceed.

“I would tell people there is hope. We lawyers are doing everything we can to appeal this decision.” attorney Rosaly Chaviano said in statements Telemundo 51.

“The advice at this point is not to apply for asylum for the sake of applying for asylum, but rather to be very careful about whether the person is entitled to asylum. “The majority of people have already completed the year, which means you have to prove that there were exceptional circumstances why they couldn’t do it within that year and the majority of people who have applied for asylum already have one Proceedings pending,” the lawyer warned.

Another demonstration was called for next Sunday at 11 a.m. in Versailles.

In recent days, the congresswoman María Elvira Salazar called on affected Cubans not to give up hope and assured that it would be impossible to leave almost half a million Cubans in limbo.

The decision of the US authorities not to consider the I-220A form as a document through which one can obtain legal immigrant stay in the country plunged thousands of Cubans in the United States into frustration and hopelessness. who don’t know what to do.

some even They claim they do not understand that the US government is allowing more migrants to enter the country without making it any easier Legalize those already in it, a criterion described by some as controversial.

Meanwhile, immigration lawyers are advising Cubans to do so are continuing their political asylum procedures in the US courts because they currently have no other option to legalize themselves in the country.

This Monday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Supreme Court of Appeals (BIA) declined the option to consider the I-220A form (Parole order) as a document with which one can gain access to a legal immigration stay in the country. The verdict meant a defeat for the thousands of Cuban immigrants have entered via the southern border since the end of 2021 and seek to regulate their status under the Cuban Adjustment Act.

However, the legal battle over recognition of I220-A could continue before the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Alabama, Florida and Georgia) and ultimately before the Supreme Court of the United States.

The U.S. government grants I-220A to certain individuals who were detained by immigration officials and later released.

In April, a group of Cubans demonstrated outside the Versailles restaurant in Miami to demand and demand an end to deportations to Cuba Regularization for those who received an I-220A document when entering the United States.

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