Monday, November 7, 2022

Cuban Officials Blame US for ‘encouraging’ Its Citizens to Seek Asylum

Cuban officials are blaming the US for exploding flight from the Caribbean island, saying it “encourages” its citizens to journey across then “allows” them to stay on its territory.
The statement came after five desperate defectors — including a 5-year-old girl — died when their vessel crashed into a Cuban coast guard boat Saturday.
Cuban state media said the dead included three women and a young girl, while more than a dozen others were rescued.
The migrant craft, bound for American shores, flipped after a collision with a Cuban vessel that was attempting to intercept it.
Family Handout
“A new event with a fatal outcome occurs as a consequence of the hostile and cruel policy of the United States government against Cuba, which tolerates and encourages illegal departures from Cuba by allowing irregular migrants to remain in its territory,” the Cuban Ministry of the Interior said in a statement.
Customs and Border Patrol [CBP] recently released figures showing a record 224,600 people from Cuba presented themselves to its agents in fiscal year 2022 — up from 39,300 attempts to gain entry to the US in 2021.
With the Caribbean island’s economy cratering, a soaring number of Cubans are attempting to reach Florida by making a treacherous 90-mile marine trek. --->READ MORE HERE
If you like what you see, please "Like" and/or Follow us on FACEBOOK here, GETTR here, and TWITTER here.

No comments: