Cuban people will now be able to get US visa, the embassy has resumed the facility
US Visa The US Embassy in Cuba is resuming visa and consular services on Wednesday. Priority will be given to Cubans in the US to be reunited with family. This decision will now open up more legal avenues for Cubans.
The US Embassy in Cuba is resuming visa and consular services on Wednesday. In 2017, all embassy services were closed due to health incidents among diplomatic staff. This week, the embassy said it would start issuing visas to those in need. Priority will be given to Cubans in the US to be reunited with family. This decision will now open up more legal avenues for Cubans.
At least 20 thousand visas will be given every year
Such a move has been taken by the Biden administration despite historically strained relations. It is being told that at least 20,000 visas will be given every year. This indicated that talks between the US and Cuba could begin. Let us tell you that in November last year, people coming from Cuba were stopped 34,675 times on the Mexico border. Cubans are forced to leave their country for a variety of reasons, including economic, energy, and political crises. They try to enter America illegally every day.
People enter the US illegally
Most Cuban migrants fly to Nicaragua and cross the Mexican border into the US. Apart from this, thousands of people also resort to sea to go to America. At the same time, the migration of Cuban people to America through Haiti and Venezuela is also a big problem. The government is forced to act strictly on the southern border to stop it.
The facility started after several visits by US officials
The order to reopen visa facilities at the embassy comes after several visits by US officials to Havana in recent months. The Cuban people have suffered a lot because of this. People had to travel from other places to the US to meet their families.
Relations between Cuba and the US have always been tense. These were exacerbated by the closure of the embassy and the tightening of sanctions on Cuba by the Trump administration. However, President Joe Biden's administration has eased some restrictions on things like travel to visit family. However, restrictions on travel of tourists and import and export of many items will continue.