Cuban Sports Announcer Ángel Luis Fernández Arrives in the United States Thanks to Humanitarian Parole

14ymedio, Havana, 4 June 2024 — The Cuban sports narrator and commentator Ángel Luis Fernández has been in Miami for days. “He was able to meet his parents and his eldest son again after a long period of not being able to be with them,” confirmed journalist Yasel Porto. Fernández arrived through humanitarian parole, which … Continue reading “Cuban Sports Announcer Ángel Luis Fernández Arrives in the United States Thanks to Humanitarian Parole”

Denied Entry to the United States Under Humanitarian Parole, a Cuban Judge Requests Asylum in Tampa

Melody González Pedraza presided over the Villa Clara court that sentenced four young people to prison on May 8 14ymedio, Madrid, May 31, 2024 — Cuban judge Melody González Pedraza, who among other sentences gave four years in prison for attack, has been detained in Florida awaiting a judicial resolution after requesting asylum. According to … Continue reading “Denied Entry to the United States Under Humanitarian Parole, a Cuban Judge Requests Asylum in Tampa”

A Total of 95,500 Cubans Have Received the U.S. ‘Humanitarian Parole’

This April, 17,870 migrants from the Island entered U.S. territory; in the first four months of the year, 81,191 entered 14ymedio, Havana, May 17, 2024 — Up to 95,500 Cubans have benefited from the Humanitarian Parole Program promoted by the Biden administration since its entry into force in January 2023. Of these, up to April, … Continue reading “A Total of 95,500 Cubans Have Received the U.S. ‘Humanitarian Parole’”

The United States Revokes the Humanitarian Parole of a Former Senior Official of the Cuban Regime

Before requesting refuge citing humanitarian reasons, Liván Fuentes Álvarez was part of the regime’s leadership. 14ymedio, Havana, 13 May 2024 — The United States immigration authorities denied entry to their territory to Liván Fuentes Álvarez, president of the Municipal Assembly of Popular Power on the Isle of Youth between 2019 and 2022, who had previously … Continue reading “The United States Revokes the Humanitarian Parole of a Former Senior Official of the Cuban Regime”

More Than 86,000 Cubans Have Entered the U.S. Under Humanitarian Parole

14ymedio, Mexico City, 18 April 2024 — The U.S. humanitarian parole program has favored 86,000 Cubans since its entry into force in January 2023. According to data provided by the Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as of March, 84,000 people from the Island are now in the United States. In addition, 168,000 Haitians, … Continue reading “More Than 86,000 Cubans Have Entered the U.S. Under Humanitarian Parole”

Humanitarian Parole Is an Escape Route to the U.S. for ‘Sleeper’ Cuban Communist Party Members

14ymedio, Havana, December 8, 2023 — The theory is clear: the official guide of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, published in 2020, clarifies that it is inconceivable that members of a Communist Party – and Cuba has more than half a million of them – pronounce the U.S. Oath of Loyalty. The practice, … Continue reading “Humanitarian Parole Is an Escape Route to the U.S. for ‘Sleeper’ Cuban Communist Party Members”

In Ten Months, 52,000 Cubans Have Benefited From the US Humanitarian Parole

14ymedio, Havana, 22 October 2023 — During the month of September, the number of Cubans benefiting from the humanitarian parole program established by the United States increased, from 3,500 in August to 5,053 last month. According to figures from the Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the number is below that for Venezuelans with … Continue reading “In Ten Months, 52,000 Cubans Have Benefited From the US Humanitarian Parole”

Humanitarian Parole for Cubans and Venezuelans Plummets While It Grows for Haitians

14ymedio, Madrid, 21 August 2023 — The number of Cubans benefited by the U.S. humanitarian parole program have plummeted from 8,500 in June to only 3,500 in July, well below Haitians (13,000). They also represent 30% less than in March (5,000), the worst month to date since this mechanism came into force for migrants from … Continue reading “Humanitarian Parole for Cubans and Venezuelans Plummets While It Grows for Haitians”

More Than 41,000 Cubans Have Benefited From Humanitarian Parole Through July

14ymedio, Havana, 20 August 2023 — Between January 5 and  July of 2023, more than 41,000 Cubans have benefited from humanitarian parole. According to figures published by the United States Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP), in total, “more than 181,000 natives of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela have arrived legally under this process.” Meanwhile, … Continue reading “More Than 41,000 Cubans Have Benefited From Humanitarian Parole Through July”

Since January, 29,000 Cubans Have Been Sponsored With the Humanitarian Parole in the United States

14ymedio, Havana, 26 May 2023 — Despite the barrage of applications and the difficulties in obtaining an appointment, since January 29,000 Cubans have benefited from the humanitarian parole program to enter the United States. The figure was given by Blas Nuñez-Neto, Acting Undersecretary of Border Policy and Immigration of the US Department of Homeland Security, … Continue reading “Since January, 29,000 Cubans Have Been Sponsored With the Humanitarian Parole in the United States”

Mexican Immigration Arrests Cubans with Humanitarian Parole and Holds Them Incommunicado

14ymedio, Havana, 20 February 2023 — Cubans Dachel, Yida and Amehd, who have a humanitarian parole status for the United States, have been detained since February 16 at the Las Agujas immigration station, in Mexico City. According to Carmen Sardiñas, Dachel’s mother, “they took them off the plane and confiscated their passports.” Sardiñas specified that … Continue reading “Mexican Immigration Arrests Cubans with Humanitarian Parole and Holds Them Incommunicado”

The US Humanitarian ‘Parole’ Has Benefited More Than 57,000 Cubans in 10 Months

14ymedio, Havana, 14 November 2023 — A total of 5,190 Cubans benefited in October from the humanitarian parole program established by the United States last January. According to figures from the Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), there was a minimum increase compared to the previous month, in which 5,053 beneficiaries were registered. Haitians … Continue reading “The US Humanitarian ‘Parole’ Has Benefited More Than 57,000 Cubans in 10 Months”

Changes in the Selection for the Humanitarian ‘Parole’ Benefit New Cuban Applicants

14ymedio, Havana, 13 May 2023 — In an attempt to expedite the procedures of Cubans, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans and Haitians who opt for humanitarian parole, the US Government announced a modification in the selection process of beneficiaries. Starting in the next few days, the program will begin the processing of about 1,000 candidates a day, as … Continue reading “Changes in the Selection for the Humanitarian ‘Parole’ Benefit New Cuban Applicants”

About 15,000 Cubans Have Arrived in the United States With Humanitarian ‘Parole’

14ymedio, Havana, 28 April 2023 — A total of 15,000 Cubans arrived in the United States as of March through the humanitarian parole program launched in January by Joe Biden’s government. In the first quarter, “18,000 Haitians, 7,500 Nicaraguans and 32,000 Venezuelans were admitted,” as reported at a press conference by the acting undersecretary of … Continue reading “About 15,000 Cubans Have Arrived in the United States With Humanitarian ‘Parole’”

Mexico Continues to Arrest Cubans with Humanitarian ‘Parole’ and Lock Them Up in Immigration Centers

14ymedio, Mexico, 27 February 2023 — Cubans Yudith Mandina, Roberto Montero and their son Roberto Mario have been detained at the Acayucan immigration station (Veracruz) since February 16. According to a relative, Niurka Almeida, they were taken off the bus in which they were traveling despite having proof of U.S. humanitarian parole. “There is no … Continue reading “Mexico Continues to Arrest Cubans with Humanitarian ‘Parole’ and Lock Them Up in Immigration Centers”