These last Cubans had left the island in three illegal operations and were intercepted at sea by the US Coast Guard.
The group is made up of 60 men and 4 women, the majority residing in Havana and Matanzas.
Two of these migrants are under investigation for considering them “presumed perpetrators of serious criminal acts” before becoming involved in the illegal exit, according to the note. With this operation – the 29th carried out by the Cuban port of Orozco, in the province of Artemisa – the US Government has deported a total of 2,072 rafters in 2023.
Two of these migrants are under investigation for considering them “presumed perpetrators of serious criminal acts” before getting involved in the departure
In recent weeks, other groups of irregular migrants have also been returned to Cuba by the governments of Mexico, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.
The Cuban authorities affirm that they maintain their commitment “with a regular, safe and orderly migration” and insist on “the danger and risk conditions for life that illegal departures from the country by sea represent.”
In the case of the United States, since October 1 – which marks the beginning of the current fiscal year – Coast Guard crews have intercepted more than 5,862 Cubans, a figure that in almost six months exceeds that of the fiscal year. 2022, when 6,182 rafters from the island were registered.
The Government of Washington implemented at the beginning of 2023 a policy to welcome 30,000 migrants per month from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba and Nicaragua.
In parallel, it will immediately expel undocumented immigrants from those countries who try to cross the southern border into its territory irregularly to Mexico.
Mexico, for its part, agreed to admit 30,000 migrants a month who are expelled from US territory.
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