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No more Cuban rafters, Coast Guard says

No more Cuban rafters, Coast Guard says BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com For decades, dramatic images of Cubans trying to reach the United States on decrepit boats made of all kinds of materials shocked many within the South Florida community. On the island, families waited desperately for news on whether loved ones had made it […] Continue reading

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 April 2017 — Juana Chiroles will never forget December 26, 2015. It was the last day she saw her son and her two nephews. As night fell the young men told her they were going to […] Continue reading

Total Uncertainty Among Families Of Cuban ‘Rafters’ Recently Arrived In The United States

Total Uncertainty Among Families Of Cuban ‘Rafters’ Recently Arrived In The United States / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 16 March 2017 — A call from Cuba finally let Yandry Perez relax. His aunt had alerted him through an interrupted phone call from the north of Villa Clara, that for two days the […] Continue reading

Cuban families desperately seek information on relatives who arrived on a go-fast boat

Cuban families desperately seek information on relatives who arrived on a go-fast boat BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com The call from Cuba ended with a sense of dread for Yandry Pérez. His aunt warned him through the interrupted telephone call from Villa Clara, in central Cuba, that the whereabouts of his mother and two younger […] Continue reading

U.S. deports first Cubans since end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’

U.S. deports first Cubans since end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Two Cuban women who were deemed “inadmissible” for entry to the United States were placed on a morning flight to Havana on Friday, becoming the first to be deported since the Jan. 12 elimination of an immigration policy known […] Continue reading

US detains 172 Cuban migrants following end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy

US detains 172 Cuban migrants following end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com At least 172 Cuban nationals who tried to enter the United States following the end to an immigration policy known as “wet foot, dry foot” are now in detention facilities, awaiting for the results of their removal […] Continue reading

Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change

Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change Thursday, February 9th 2017, 9:30 am CET MIAMI (AP) – Yoandri Pavot applied just in time for a visa under a recently scrapped U.S. policy that had long welcomed doctors from Cuba who defected while on assignment in third countries. Pavot and other Cuban doctors […] Continue reading

When Life Is In The Hands Of Human Traffickers

When Life Is In The Hands Of Human Traffickers / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 4 February 2017 – The wifi signal barely crosses the glass. The wireless network at José Martí International Airport only covers the boarding area. But a woman presses her whole body against the opaque window that separates […] Continue reading

Leaving Cuba But Stranded on Another Island

Leaving Cuba But Stranded on Another Island / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Miami, 25 January 2017 — They left Cuba before January 12 and are now stranded on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela. They arrived with the advantage of not needing a visa, but they have lost hope of […] Continue reading

Among last Cubans to cross into the U.S., migrant at home in Hialeah

Among last Cubans to cross into the U.S., migrant at home in Hialeah BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com Alvaro Moreno, a Cuban who was among the last few undocumented island migrants to cross the Mexican border into the United States shortly before President Barack Obama ended the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, reached his ultimate goal […] Continue reading

Relatives in Miami wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S.

Relatives in Miami wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S. BY CHABELI HERRERA AND ABEL FERNANDEZ cherrera@miamiherald.com Dozens of Cuban families in South Florida waiting for relatives without visas to arrive by land, air or sea were still trying to sort out what the abrupt change in immigration policy would […] Continue reading

Undocumented Cuban migrants now face voluntarily return, deportation or asylum

Undocumented Cuban migrants now face voluntarily return, deportation or asylum BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com For decades, American immigration authorities have essentially greeted Cuban migrants who have arrived on U.S. soil without visas as if they were documented immigrants — detaining them briefly only for background checks and then quickly admitting them into the country with […] Continue reading

Unusually large group of Cuban migrants lands in Marquesas Keys

Unusually large group of Cuban migrants lands in Marquesas Keys BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com An unusally large group of Cuban migrants landed in the Keys this week at Marquesas Keys, about 20 miles west of Key West. The group of 41 — 30 men, 10 women and a minor — landed Tuesday. They claimed to […] Continue reading

13 Cuban migrants arrive in Florida Keys

13 Cuban migrants arrive in Florida Keys BY MONIQUE O. MADAN mmadan@miamiherald.com A group of 13 Cuban migrants arrived in Big Pine Key at around 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. They were all in good health. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin reported that the group traveled from Cuba on a homemade […] Continue reading

Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants

Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants October 24, 20169:23 AM ET You might assume that with the thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S., Cubans would see positive change at home, and less reason to attempt the perilous water crossing to Florida. You’d assume wrong. U.S. law enforcement authorities are […] Continue reading

More than 20 survived 2 crossings from Cuba. But 1 man was lost

More than 20 survived 2 crossings from Cuba. But 1 man was lost BY KEVIN WADLOW kwadlow@keynoter.com Two dozen Cuban migrants reached the Florida Keys in two separate arrivals this week, but one man reportedly was lost at sea. A U.S. Coast Guard search ended Tuesday night for a man who disappeared from a “chug” […] Continue reading

Border Agents Warn Of Increasing Illegal Immigration From Cuba

Border Agents Warn Of Increasing Illegal Immigration From Cuba Brittany M. Hughes While the vast majority of illegal border crossings remain concentrated at the Southwest U.S. border between the United States and Mexico, Customs and Border Protection is now warning of an escalating situation on another border front to the east: Florida. “U.S. Border Patrol […] Continue reading