Articles Tagged with U.S. immigration

https://www.attorneycuba.com/files/2018/03/U.S._Flag_Flaps_Outside_U.S._Embassy_in_Havana_Cuba_25998479275-300x200.jpgThe United States government has announced that, effective in March, it is making staffing cuts to its embassy in Havana permanent. These cuts are expected to have significant consequences for Cuba’s economy and its citizens, and they send US-Cuba relations to their lowest point since normalization began four years ago.

 

Staffing levels at the embassy were initially reduced in the wake of the “health attacks” on the embassy which began in 2016. The cause and exact nature of these attacks are still unknown. The U.S. government has not accused the Cuban government of any wrongdoing, but says the Cubans were responsible for the safety of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana.

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Stranded-Cubans-300x169The relatives of Cuban nationals who were caught trying to enter the U.S. through Mexico and are now being held at a detention center in Tapachula, Mexico are allegedly receiving calls from Mexican officials asking money in exchange for the release of their detained family members.

The parent of one of the detainees, a Miami resident who asked to remain anonymous, told El Nuevo Herald that she has received several calls from Mexican phone numbers. The caller reportedly identified himself as an attorney who wanted to help her get her son out of the detention center for an unspecified sum of money.

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