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The US Secretary of Defense will meet with Cubans and Haitians in Miami

The US Secretary of Defense will meet with Cubans and Haitians in Miami

US Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro Myorgas (Photo: EFE)

Alejandro Majorcos, Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security Next week he will meet with members of the Cuban and Haitian community in Miami, An official source said this Wednesday.

Born in Cuba, Myorgos will take advantage of his visit to Miami “Reaffirm President (Joe) Biden’s commitment to taking responsibility for the Cuban regime and supporting the Cuban people.”The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a statement.

The official note does not specify the specific dates of Mayorkas’ trip or who he will meet, but emphasizes his purpose “Make sure Cuban Americans are a key partner” In the Biden government’s efforts to help “those who are suffering on the island.”

In addition, Majorcos will meet with Haitian immigrant representatives and Americans with roots on the island. “Address the Impact of the Political Crisis in Haiti and US Efforts to Help the Haitian People”The report says.

During his visit, Majorcos will meet with emergency teams and others who led the “heroic response efforts” to the collapse of a building on the Surface north of Miami Beach, which killed 98 people.

The trip is part of the White House’s efforts to improve relations with Cuban deportations July 11 as a result of anti-government protests in Cuba to refine its policy towards the island.

Cuban Americans in Miami take part in a protest in support of the protests in Cuba (Photo: EFE)
Cuban Americans in Miami take part in a protest in support of the protests in Cuba (Photo: EFE)

Mayorkas left Cuba with his parents in 1960 after the victory of the revolution led by Fidel Castro. On July 13, he called on Cubans and Haitians to avoid going to sea to escape the crisis in their respective countries. “No immigrants will be detained at sea and will not be allowed to enter the United States, regardless of their nationality,” Majorcos told a news conference.

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In Haiti, the political crisis has worsened since then The July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovnell Moyes According to investigators, at the hands of 26 mercenaries, mostly Colombians, entered the presidential residence. The United States has assisted in the investigation of the massacre and has urged the Haitian government Establish the conditions necessary to hold “free and fair” legislative and presidential elections as soon as possible.

(With information from EFE)

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