Cuba, the US and the dangers of parole on humanitarian grounds

Cuba, the US and the dangers of parole on humanitarian grounds

A mistake in filling out the form, choosing the wrong sponsor or poor internet connection in Cuba are three dangers to consider when applying to the from the island Probation on humanitarian grounds in the United Statesaccording to lawyer and migration expert Willy Allen.

“For the application humanitarian paroleif you do not know how to fill out the form, it is important to resort to a professional service, a mistake can cost you the application,” said Allen in the DIARIO DE CUBA program Los Puntos a las Íes.

The expert emphasized that important to be honest in the forms, Remember that “the fact that they allow you entry into the US does not mean they will let you stay. If the officer questioning you discovers a lie, they will send you back.”

Another red flag, according to Allen, is that of Choose the sponsor well: “Sponsorship for trafficking in women has always existed and now it’s a big threat. To become a sponsor you have to meet certain requirements. It’s very easy to check if someone has a criminal record in the United States.”

Third, Allen pointed out the internet connection on the island, which is required to fill out the forms, and the validity of the passports: “Any Cuban who does not have citizenship, asylum or protection in a third country qualifies for this new program . The applicant’s passport must be current from the beginning to the end of the process. Don’t try if you don’t,” he said.

the recent Announcement by the US government that it will only allow up to 30,000 migrants from Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Haiti every monthwill mean an increase in deportations and tightening of measures against those attempting to enter US territory illegally.

Hereinafterthose attempting to cross the US border irregularly will be deported or returned to Mexico right away. In addition, according to the US Department of Homeland Security, they will be banned from entering US territory for five years and could be prosecuted if they attempt to enter again.

Those who enter Mexico, Panama or the United States without a permit following Washington’s Jan. 5 announcement will not benefit from the humanitarian probation regime.

For those already in Mexico who require an exemption from the current Title 42 public health regulation for humanitarian reasons, The Department of Homeland Security provides use of the free mobile application CBP One (https://www.cbp.gov/about/mobile-apps-directory/cbpone) through which an appointment can be made at the ports of entry where inspection and processing would take place.

You can also use this scheduling mechanism if you want to make an inquiry asylum in the United States and if returned to Cuba, a credible fear of persecution can be demonstrated. Sending them to Mexico if asylum is not granted is at the will of the authorities of that country.

According to Allen, The US government is negotiating with the Mexican over a stronger role in migration. “I fear that Mexico, which has a deportation agreement with Cuba, will deport massive numbers of Cubans in the future.”

According to the expert, at least 7,500 Cubans can enter the United States on humanitarian parole every month. “It can be even more because it is not defined how the quota should be distributed among the countries [beneficiados]”.

When asked how this new immigration policy will affect entry by sea for Cubans, Allen said it will not increase. “Rafters who land are now given an expedited deportation order, which means they can never legalize under the Cuban Adjustment Act, they must submit a credible asylum application immediately. This will put an end to many deportations,” he concluded.