Young Cuban immigrants Junior Cristia j Jorge Luis Capote, that last week They applied for asylum in Italy they have left the country and are in Germany.
Jorge Capote He was an activist for human rights on the island. He stood out for his support of the San Isidro barracks and in the Participation in protests against the regime.
In statements about Cyber Cuba He confirmed that the Italian government had received him and initiated the procedures to grant him asylum, but they could not grant him refuge in state facilities for migrants because they lack capacity and have collapsed.
“At the airport they approved the asylum application. It was like this, I arrived at the border, they took me to an office, they interviewed me, they asked me a lot of things about Cuba, they gave me some papers and then I had to wait until the next day. Then they told me that There was no capacity in the government buildings where they give you refuge,” Capote said in a live broadcast on his social networks.
The young people spent a day in Italy with a friend, but couldn’t stay there much longer. They decided to continue crossing borders in Europe to find a country that could accept them. they chose Germany and they rode the bus until they were arrested by authorities.
“The police stopped the bus and we didn’t have our passport because they had taken it from us in Italy. We are starting a new asylum procedure and they gave us protection from the German government,” he explained.
Cristiá and Capote make sure of that This phase was very hard for her because it was full of uncertainty. They managed to travel to Europe with a Georgia visa, but they don’t plan to return to Cuba “as long as the dictatorship exists,” so they changed their itinerary and looked for another destination.
“There are a lot of concerns because I’ve never done this before. I was afraid they would deport me for Cuba,” Capote confessed.
The migration crisis that Italy is facing is due to the massive influx of immigrants along the coasts of the Mediterranean.
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen traveled this Sunday to the island of Lampedusa, which has been considered the epicenter of the Italian crisis since his arrival in Italy More than 10,000 immigrants for three days.
“I came to Lampedusa to say that illegal immigration is a European challenge and requires a European response,” said von der Leyen, who was accompanied by the Italian prime minister. Giorgia Meloni.
The European program they announced to address the migration crisis includes ten commitments and includes what they define as a solidarity mechanism for other countries in the region to receive immigrants arriving in Lampedusa and other areas of Italy.
Junior Cristia j Jorge Luis Capote they could not remain on Italian territory as desired because, even with institutional support, the conditions for their admission were not met.
“We want to tell all our family and friends that we are doing well. We are together and it will always remain that way,” said Capote from Munich.