Another 90 Cuban rafters arrived in the Florida Keys between Thursday and Friday.Reported a twitter US Border Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosser.
The migrants arrived in five rustic boats and The residents informed the local authorities.
for his part, Dry Tortugas National Park will reopen to the public on Sunday, January 8Informed the organization in a brief statement only.
From that moment the night camp will operate and the ferry and seaplane services operated by the concession will be active again. This reopening is due to the fact that the US authorities have already evacuated hundreds of Cuban expatriates who reached that key at the end of the year.
US Embassy clarifies new program for Cuban expatriates
this friday also happened The US Embassy in Havana is not involved in the changes of the government of that country with respect to the Cuban expatriates.,
Diplomatic Headquarters clarified on Facebook that It has nothing to do with the processes that migrants must do through the Internet To apply for admission to the US.
Citizens of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Haiti will no longer be able to enter the United States, as they previously did through the Mexican border. Starting this Friday, January 6th, all Those who want to reach the border will have to schedule an appointment through the internet.
This new policy of the US Department of Home Security This would only benefit 30,000 people in Venezuela (a country that already had this condition), Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua.
While it is not clear how many of these quotas correspond to each country, if they were distributed equally, just over 7,000 Cubans per month could enter the US. less than a fifth of those did so in November (35,849).
Official statements issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, as well as statements by US officials on the subject, They do not mention visas or direct travel by immigrants from their countries of origin to the US in any case.
Cuban migrants detained in Mexico
On the other hand, An unknown number of Cuban migrants were detained in Mexico.reported this friday a twitter National Migration Institute of that country.
The arrest took place on Thursday at toll booth 156 in Ojo Zarco in the municipality of Magdalena in Jalisco state. In total, 32 migrants were detained after they could not prove their regular stay in Mexico. Foreigners came from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Cuba, Ecuador, Mauritania and the Dominican Republic.
Cuba is facing the biggest migrant crisis in its history. Between January 1 and November 30, 2022, 277,594 Cubans arrived in the US, with 760 as a daily average. Last October (as of FY 2023), 29,872 Cubans entered the US irregularly, an average of 963 per day. In November, 35,849 migrants from the island arrived in the US, an average of about 1,200 per day.