Footnote: Over 52,000 Cubans have entered the U.S. legally this fiscal year, in addition to 200,000 who did so illegally

Legal Cuban arrivals at Miami airport

From our Bureau of Important Footnotes with some assistance from our Bureau of Sinking Ships and Weaponized Migration

Some footnotes are more important than others. This one carries significant weight. A huge number of Cubans have been entering the U.S. legally while 200,000 others have done so illegally, through Mexico.

These 52,000 Cubans who have arrived through the humanitarian parole program add significant heft to the total number who have packed up and left everything behind. The figures add up to a quarter million Cubans, or roughly two percent of Cuba’s total population.

To put these figures into perspective: If the same percentage of the U.S. population (340,000,000) were to leave, it would amount to roughly 6,800,000 migrants.

Meanwhile at a Latrine American summit in Mexico this weekend, Cuba, Venezuela, and Mexico kept blaming the U.S. for creating the current migration crisis.

From 14yMedio via Translating Cuba

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 5,092 beneficiaries, Nicaraguans with 5,298, and Haitians with 12,245, who have benefited the most.

According to Univision journalist Daniel Benitez, more than 52,000 Cubans were approved to enter the United States under humanitarian parole between January and the end of September. Of these, 50,185 have already entered, and the rest are expected to do so shortly.

With the arrival of 341,392 migrants at the southern border of the United States in September, the pressure on the Biden administration has increased in recent months, although it insists that migration has been reduced.

The CBP indicates that, in total, 200,287 Cubans arrived at the borders of the United States in fiscal year 2023 (October 2022-September 2023

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