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Cubans headed to the island along I-220A are now stranded

Cubans headed to the island along I-220A are now stranded

with Cubans I-220A People who have traveled to Cuba this year have been stranded on the island without being allowed back into the United States, the news channel reported. Univision.

The report shows the case of three Cubans who returned to the Caribbean country for different reasons and now cannot return without first legalizing their status in the United States.

Alcides Albezu traveled to Havana in November, but authorities did not allow him to return to the United States because he did not have documentation proving permanent residency in another country.

Denise Miranda, a young man in the same situation, says he is desperate because his mother suffered a heart attack when he traveled two months before his birthday. Now he too cannot leave the island.

Another, identified only as Maegal, said she had applied for residency and already had a Social Security number when she decided to move to the island, but since Sept. 7 she has been unable to return to the United States.

Immigration attorney Willie Allen explained that these people Entered the United States illegally And they said they were politically harassed to obtain an order of “parole” or “conditional parole” (I-220A).

For this reason, the lawyer explained, “You cannot travel and return unless you have a special permit.”

“You go back to the country where you say you were persecuted. First, because you entered illegally, you can't travel to the U.S. and re-enter unless you're a special service, and it's very difficult to get those permits,” he explained. .

“There is fraud,” Allen says. “If you are scared and leave your country under persecution, what do you do when you go back to your country. If they try to return, if they try to enter illegally again, they will have a big problem at the border,” he clarified.

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According to the news channel “People who left for Cuba and A political asylum case was pending against them They will be deported in their absence,” he said.

It describes that if these immigrants “send a family member to represent them, the case will also be dismissed or denied.”

Currently, it is estimated that about 400,000 Cuban immigrants with I-220A are on immigration hold in the United States after a court denied humanitarian parole that would have allowed them to apply for that document under the Cuban Adjustment Act.

However, many have changed their status to humanitarian parole in their emails and also got their residency.

That won't happen without people leaving the U.S. first regularizing their immigration status, Allen stressed.