Cubans deported upon arrival at Miami airport

Cuban families grieve at Miami Airport
Cuban families grieve at Miami Airport


It seems that Immigration authorities in Miami are interpreting the new rules for Cuban “migrants” very strictly.

Cubans arriving at the airport — NOT Cubans arriving on rafts — are now being sent back to Castrogonia immediately, simply because they requested asylum.

This event could become a test case for the interpretation of the new rules.

Loosely translated from Marti Noticias

Over one hundred Cubans at Miami International Airport are now in limbo.

They are the first arrivals from Castrogonia to be subjected to Obama’s new interpretation of the Cuban Adjustment Act.

According to channel 41 AméricaTeVé,  all of these Cubans arrived legally, with the proper visas.

Trouble surfaced immediately when they asked for asylum in the U.S. under the Cuban Adjustment Act.

Some of these Cubans have been deported and sent back to Castrogonia.  Some who have been allowed to stay remain in a legal twilight zone.

A relative of some of these would-be refugees said to channel 41 that Immigration officials announced that everyone who arrived before 5 pm could stay in the U.S., but anyone who arrived after 5 p.m. would be deported back to Castrogonia immediately.

All Cubans who have arrived in the past two days have been held in a special area at the airport.

Some of those who were waiting for the arrival of their relatives have petitioned the Immigration authorities to allow these newly-arrived Cubans to remain in the U.S.

Whole story HERE, in Spanish (includes video report).