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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

US processes requests for a family reunion event from Havana

United States resumes operations Family Reunion Program for Cubans (CFRP), with interview at its embassy in Havana pending cases From 2017.

In an official statement released this Thursday, the Washington Embassy in Cuba reported that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has already begun sending out interview notices. parole With instructions to the applicants for the CFRP program to continue the process suspended five years ago.

it’s about a Program established in 2007 what Allows certain US citizens and permanent residents to request to visit their relatives in Cuba status cosmic,

Official figures show that there are more than 100,000 petitions for family visas from Cuban citizens waiting to be processed, About 22,000 of them are CFRP compliant,

First interview for applicants parole Started to be held in the Cuban capital from last August 18, However, USCIS warns that it has limited ability to process all pending cases, so beneficiaries must wait to receive the notice.

if they are given parole or entry documents, Cuban family members can enter US territory without waiting for their immigration matters immigrant visa are on the processing date as per the specified quota.

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Once in the United States Beneficiaries of the CFRP program can request authorization to work While they wait to be able to adjust their status as legal permanent residents, details a statement published in June.

The embassy celebrated the program’s resumption through a post on Twitter, where it expressed its enthusiasm “with the return of USCIS personnel.”

“We look forward to supporting CFRP processing for the benefit of the Cuban people and Cuban-American families,” he said.

clarified that That organization is “not issuing new letters of invitation at this time”and told the petitioners who had filed one CFRP application earlier and it is still pending, that they should not file another petition.

If you are a petitioner with a pending CFRP application, please ensure that both USCIS and the State Department of National Visa Center have your current mailing address.

Processing of new applications is still pending and it is likely that USCIS will move to open it during fiscal year 2023, which begins October 1.

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The communication also warned the Cuban people that diplomatic headquarters would not send mail or request any additional payments. “Don’t fall prey to the immigration scam,” the statement said.

The CFRP program was established to provide the United States with a safe and orderly route to certain Cuban beneficiaries for pending family reunification immigration petitions.

It allows certain eligible US citizens and lawful permanent residents to opt out of a letter of invitation and apply for a parole To your relatives in Cuba. “If USCIS allows these family members parolethey can travel to the united states“And wait for your family reunion paperwork to finish.

CFRP processing was suspended in 2017 due to a significant reduction of USG staff from its diplomatic headquarters in Havana for security reasons and the closure of the USCIS field office in Havana in 2018.

The reopening of the CFRP is part of a package of measures Washington is adopting to try to stop uncontrolled migrant flows from the region through the Mexican border and Straits of Florida, and also includes re-establishing a family reunification program. Is. HFRP).

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