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The US, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands returned 1,115 irregular migrants to Cuba in the first 13 days of the year.This Saturday reported the Ministry of the Interior (Minint).
The US leads the list with the highest number of returnees Cubans recorded 970, followed by the Bahamas (129) and the Cayman Islands (16).the ministry indicated in a press release.
According to Cuban officials, “those returned in these first days of the year represent 9% of the total returnees in 2022.”
That institution warned that on Sunday, January 8, “the largest return in recent years” was carried out by the US Coast Guard with 273 people who had “participated in illegal departures from the country” at a port in Matanzas (west). I through.
The ministry said, “The Cuban government reiterates its commitment to regular, safe and orderly migration and emphasizes the danger and life-threatening situations that such movements by illegal means represent, basically by sea.”
“Following the Joseph Biden administration’s new migrant measures, Cuban officials maintain that a more normal migrant relationship, including temporary visits between the two countries, will contribute to reducing migrant potential,” he added.
Earlier this year, the US government implemented a policy to welcome 30,000 migrants a month from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba and Nicaragua.
In parallel, it would immediately expel migrants from countries who try to enter Mexico irregularly on its territory.
Mexico, for its part, has agreed to accept up to 30,000 migrants a month who have been expelled from US territory.
The United States looked at its southern border at its southern border record numbers in decades of migrants trying to immigrate, driven, for the most part, by a new unprecedented migrant exodus from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela Is.
In the case of Cuba, a total of 224,607 citizens arrived at the southern US border between October 1, 2021, and September 30, 2022, in fiscal year 2022, according to the US Customs and Border Protection office.
Similarly, as of last October 1, the date on which the current fiscal year began, 3,370 Cubans were detained in the Straits of Florida.
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