Tuesday, October 3, 2023

More than 20,000 people

A new Wave of Cubans He arrived in the border town of Tapachula, Mexico, to attempt to get an appointment via the CBP One application and enter the United States.

Luis García Villagrán, director of the Center for Human Dignity, told Diario del Sur: more than 20,000 migrants Cuban men and women are stranded in the city waiting to complete a procedure with the Mexico Commission for Refugee Assistance (Comar), the National Institute for Migration (INM) or to get an appointment through the CBP One application.

“In recent weeks, a new wave of Cuban migrants has arrived in the city, like the first in 2017 after President Barack Obama scrapped the Dry Feet, Wet Feet program for people of that nationality,” he told the press.

He also added that there are countless Cubans queuing to shop in stores and supermarkets, as well as those working in various businesses and entertainment venues while sorting out their immigration status.

After paying the coyotes a lot of money to ship them to Mexico, the Cuban They seek work wherever it is offered.

Some interviewed by Southern Journal They said they were leaving the country due to the lack of food and medicine and the economic hardship on the island.

“If a city has no food, there is no other, the city must migrate and find a place where we can have food. And in Tapachula we have everything that we can’t find in Cuba, or if there’s something we can’t buy because we don’t have the money,” one Cuban told local media.

Official data showed that Cubans are the third-largest nationality to apply for asylum in Mexico, and more were added by the end of August 10,190 processes in the Tapachula offices.

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