Bahamas returns to the Island a group of 44 Cubans, 35 of them rafters

Bahamas returns to the Island a group of 44 Cubans, 35 of them rafters

The Government of the Bahamas has repatriated 141 Cubans so far this year. The last ones, last Tuesday, when he returned to the Island a group of 44 migrants, 35 of them rafters, according to reports. Latin Press. Upon arrival at the José Martí international airport, a covid-19 diagnostic test was applied and they were transferred to the provinces where they reside.

This Tuesday’s is the 56th return of Cubans carried out since January and with it the number of people returned from different destinations increased to 2,529, according to data from the Cuban authorities.

Last Saturday, The Bahamas repatriated 19 nationals from the Island, of them 17 men and two women. In early May, police detained 24 Cubans, including five children, after they were discovered in an apartment in Freeport, Grand Bahama’s main city. The detainees were handed over to the Immigration Department to give way to the deportation process, published The New Herald.

In recent months, the exodus of Cubans seeking to reach the United States using the sea as routes or following different routes through countries such as the Bahamas, Mexico and others in Central America has continued to increase.

Among the most notorious outputs is that of Yeilis Torres Cruz, attacked last year by the announcer Humberto López. The raft in which he left the Island was intercepted by US authorities on the high seas and is currently at the Guantánamo Bay naval base.

In recent months, the exodus of Cubans seeking to reach the United States using the sea as routes or following different routes has continued to increase.

The United States Coast Guard also intercepted the boat in which the boxer Adrián Lescay was looking for the coast of Florida and repatriated him after spending seven days aboard a US Coast Guard.

The Cuban Government insists on demanding from the Washington Administration compliance with the migratory agreements signed between the two countries, without alluding to the spigot opened by the agreement with President Daniel Ortega, last November, to eliminate visas for Cubans who travel to Nicaragua, a true springboard to reach the north by land.

Faced with the migration crisis, Cuba and the United States resumed the bilateral dialogue in April on the matter, the first at a high level since the arrival of President Joe Biden to the White House.

After this meeting, the US Consulate in Havana resumed at the beginning of May the limited visa processing for immigrants, to which was added Joe Biden’s announcement about the restoration of the family reunification program, suspended for years with the accumulation of up to 20,000 applications.

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