A note from the State Department announced that the Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Rena Bitter, together with the director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ur Mendoza Jaddou, will soon travel to Havana to address immigration issues. with the Cuban authorities.
Washington seeks to “discuss with host government officials the full reinstatement of immigration visa processing in early 2023 and the recent resumption of the Parole Family Reunification Program at the United States Embassy,” indicates the note.
In Havana, the academic Carlos Alzugaray wrote in his account in Facebook that it is a “positive step” by the two governments that, in addition, “point to the definitive regularization of this aspect of relations, deeply affected by the measures of the Trump administration that have now been maintained by the Biden administration ”.
It was also announced that the Undersecretary’s visit includes Guyana and Miami, in the first case, says the note, “to meet with local officials and express gratitude for their cooperation in consular services, including facilitating processing of immigrant visas for Cuban citizens at the Embassy of the United States in Georgetown since 2018″. In the second, to “review the operations of the US passport facility” and to meet with her staff.