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The US returns 27 rafters to Cuba and there will be 3,553 from various countries in 2023

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The US returns 27 rafters to Cuba and there will be 3,553 from various countries in 2023

(EFE)

The Ministry of the Interior specified that the returned migrants “had participated in an illegal exit from the country through the province of Matanzas, in a rustic environment that was later intercepted.”

Cuba has received 3,553 irregular migrants so far this year, the majority (2,615) from the US, according to the regime.

At the end of April, the US government deported 123 irregular Cuban migrants, in the first flight of this type since December 2020.

A part of them had left Cuba legally by air and reached US territory through the land border with Mexico, while others were detained by the US Coast Guard after leaving illegally by sea.

The Cuban authorities reiterated that they remain “firm” in their commitment to “a regular, safe and orderly migration”

The Cuban authorities reiterated that they remain “firm” in their commitment to “regular, safe, and orderly migration,” and warned about “the danger and life-threatening conditions represented by illegal departures from the country by sea, as well as the irresponsible involvement of minors and pregnant women.

Since last October 1, the US Coast Guard has intercepted more than 6,200 Cuban rafters.

Meanwhile, a total of 313,488 Cubans arrived in 2022 at border points in their territory with Mexico, according to the Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP).

At the beginning of 2023, Washington implemented a policy to welcome 30,000 migrants per month from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba and Nicaragua.

In parallel, it will immediately expel to Mexico people from those countries who try to cross the southern border into its territory irregularly.
Mexico, for its part, agreed to admit 30,000 migrants a month who are expelled from US territory.

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