Representatives Ros-Lehtinen, Diaz-Balart, and Curbelo write USCIS director letter on behalf of enslaved doctors from Cuba trapped in Colombia

From the offices of U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL):
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Ros-Lehtinen, Diaz-Balart, and Curbelo Write Letter to USCIS Director on Behalf of Cuban Doctors in Colombia

Miami, FL – U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) sent a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez regarding the Cuban doctors eligible for the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program (CMPP) who are currently in Colombia, after fleeing Venezuela, and awaiting a response concerning their status. Additionally, Ros-Lehtinen’s office has begun to receive notices that some of the CMPP cases have been approved although many more are still pending resolution.

Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“I’m gratified that applications of a few Cuban doctors have been approved under the CMPP but much more remains to be done. My colleagues and I are committed to ensuring the proper attention is paid to those who took a great risk by fleeing medical missions in order to escape the horrific forced labor environment orchestrated by the tyrannical Castro regime. I urge Director Rodriguez to assist the applicants in Colombia and our U.S. embassy to process these cases and find resolution for those Cuban medical professionals who are eligible to come to the United States.”

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