Cuban immigration officials have indicated that there has been an increase in border identification of people with fake travel documents trying to leave the country in recent days.
According to the website of the Ministry of the Interior (Minint), recently established requirements by some countries in our region, which make the procedures for obtaining visas at their embassies in Havana more cumbersome, have affected this phenomenon.
“Forgery includes visas, passports, air tickets, employment contracts, entry and exit stamps of migrant movements, primarily from Mexico or from countries that allow arrival in that region,” the Minint publication refers.
Additionally, based on the principle that migrant flows are conducted in a legal, orderly and secure manner, Cuban citizens who are found by immigration authorities from other countries attempting to use fraudulent documentation may be returned to Cuba. Are being given.
Incidents of this criminal activity have a direct impact on migrants and their families, who are associated with the crime of counterfeiting public documents, trying to achieve their objectives, all with legal implications and economic and persuasive implications. Huh. Victims of human trafficking networks and scammers.
Faced with this unfortunate situation, the Cuban immigration authorities reiterated that the process of obtaining travel documents from another country should be done at diplomatic headquarters, suggesting they reject any due diligence that is carried out through established channels. And not done by people. legally authorized.