Cuba Reiterates Commitment to Legal, Safe and Orderly Migration

The text, signed by the Consular Affairs and Cuban Residents Abroad Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX), says those groups were composed of 29 and 46 people, respectively. They were illegally in the Ecuadorian territory.

The transfer was carried out at an aircraft of the Ecuadorian Air Force and all procedural guarantees established for such cases were respected, MINREX note says.

The document also states that after the arrival of the deportees at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, competent Cuban authorities conducted the established international sanitary control, and those people were immediately taken to their provinces in the country.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the deportation of those Cuban citizens was conducted in strict compliance with the provisions of the legislation of both countries and the existing international standards for this kind of situation.

The main objective was to ensure an orderly, regular and safe migration flow, and the commitment to prevent that defenseless human beings become victims of smugglers.

Havana reaffirms that the situation created with Cuban irregular migrants in Latin America is a responsibility of Washington and its immigration policy toward the Caribbean island.

Those people initially traveled abroad legally, complying with all the requirements set by national immigration regulations, then develop an irregular journey, encouraged by the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy, the “Parole Program for Cuban Medical Professionals” and the Cuban Adjustment Act, the note says.

Such provisions give the islandâ�Ös citizens a selective and only treatment worldwide, while it is a violation of the migratory agreements signed between Cuba and the United States.

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