The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has joined the government’s warnings about recently adopted immigration measures.
In a post on Twitter, he warned that “any person irregularly intercepted at sea attempting to reach the US will not be eligible for humanitarian parole established last January for Cubans and Haitians.”
“The announcement made clear that the United States, in coordination with our regional partners, has dramatically increased the number of deportation flights per week. This includes flights to Cuba, which resumed this week, the USCG explained in a note in English.
He also pointed out that “the number of weekly flights to some countries will double or triple.”
With this increase in deportation flights, those migrants without sufficient documents for legal entry, by land or sea, and who do not qualify for aid or protection, will be immediately turned back, he explains.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also randomly declared Cuban and Haitians ineligible for parole.
Illegal immigration to the United States
The commander of the Seventh District of the United States Coast Guard expressed:
“Putting to sea in unsafe and seaworthy vessels is very dangerous and often fatal. Our task force is committed to the rescue and repatriation of anyone attempting to enter the United States irregularly through sea routes by existing policies and guidelines We encourage all who plan to come to the United States to do so safely and legally.”
The Pablo Valiant Coast Guard repatriated 82 people to Cuba this Thursday after several interceptions off the Florida coast.
Since October 1, 2022, Coast Guard personnel have detected 6,477 Cubans, compared to 6,182 Cuban immigrants in the entire fiscal year 2022.