Despite attacks on U.S. personnel, State Department confirms the Cuban family reunification program will remain

After the U.S. had to drastically reduce embassy staff in Havana due to safety concerns after mysterious and serious attacks on U.S. diplomats, the Cuban family reunification program was temporarily halted. The U.S. State Department, however, has stated that the program will continue and remain in place.

Nora Gamez Torres reports in The Miami Herald:

U.S. will maintain the family reunification program for Cubans

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The United States will maintain the family reunification program in Cuba but has not yet offered more details on how the process will be carried out following the suspension of all visa processing at its embassy in Havana.

“The State Department will work with its colleagues in the Department of Homeland Security to ensure continued operation of the Cuban Family Reunification Parole program, and the refugee processing center,” the U.S. embassy in Havana said. “The State Department will soon announce arrangements for immigrant visa, Cuban Family Reunification Program (CFRP), and refugee applicants.”

Maintaining these programs is key to compliance with the immigration agreements signed in 1994, which commit Washington to issue 20,000 immigrant visas every year to Cubans on the island.

“The United States met the commitment to issue 20,000 travel documents for fiscal year 2017 and fiscal year 2016,” a State Department official told el Nuevo Herald. “That commitment is met through the issuance of immigrant visas and parole documents by the U.S. Embassy in Havana. The Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security are currently exploring ways to ensure that we continue to meet that commitment.”

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  1. This is why I think that the US is not serious when it comes to Cuba. The immigration accords with Cuba [read this as the castro dynasty] needs to be scrapped. Why keep an accord that is helping the regime by creating a release valve inside the pressure cooker that is castrogonia and why allow all of those Cubanoids to come here? They’ve ruined Miami and el exilio. A desporportionate number are involved in fraud, they support the democrats [just wait for the sizable number to become citizens] and they live to take US dollars out of the country and them them to Cuba. Add to that how vulgar and low class they are.

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