100,000+ Cubans Obtain Humanitarian Parole in U.S.   

As of the end of September, more than 100,000 Cubans had obtained humanitarian parole in U.S. [1]

In addition, the U.S. has opened a new Safe Mobility Office in Ecuador where Cubans and others may submit U.S. asylum applications. Under the ‘Safe Mobility’ program, eligible refugees and migrants will be considered for refugee and humanitarian admission programs, and other avenues for legal admission to the United States or other countries that may offer these opportunities.” This program is supported by UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other relevant partners.


[1] More than 100,000 Cubans benefit from the humanitarian parole established in the US, Diario de Cuba (Oct. 23, 2023); U.S. Customs & Border Protection, CBP Releases September 2023 Monthly Update Oct. 21, 2023);The US will open an office in Ecuador to process cases of migrants from the region, EFE Agency (Oct. 19, 2023); U.S. State Dep’t, Announcement of Safe Mobility Office in Ecuador (Oct. 19, 2023); General information about the ‘Safe Mobility’ program.

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As a retired lawyer and adjunct law professor, Duane W. Krohnke has developed strong interests in U.S. and international law, politics and history. He also is a Christian and an active member of Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church. His blog draws from these and other interests. He delights in the writing freedom of blogging that does not follow a preordained logical structure. The ex post facto logical organization of the posts and comments is set forth in the continually being revised “List of Posts and Comments–Topical” in the Pages section on the right side of the blog.

2 thoughts on “100,000+ Cubans Obtain Humanitarian Parole in U.S.   ”

  1. COMMENT: Nearly 425,000 Cubans Migrated to U.S. in Last Two Years

    “Nearly 425,000 Cubans have come to the U.S. in the past two U.S.fiscal years. This amount to almost 4% of the island’s population.”

    Record U.S. arrivals also have come from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Haiti. In the past two fiscal years, just over a million people from those three countries (1,048,140) also reached U.S. borders. Most were able to stay.

    Some of these migrants “have come legally as beneficiaries of the Biden administration parole programs that allow citizens from the four countries to come here for a two-year period as long as they pass health and background checks, among other requirements. Over 241,000 people have arrived in the United States in the last fiscal year using these programs, including over 50,000 Cubans, more than 85,000 Haitians, over 38,000 Nicaraguans, and over 66,000 Venezuelans.”

    On November 14, U.S. and Cuban officials are scheduled to meet in Havana to discuss the implementation of the U.S.-Cuba Migration Accords, a series of bilateral agreements that date back to 1984. According to the U.S., these talks are held twice a year “consistent with our interest in fostering family reunification and promoting greater respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba.”

    In addition, early next month, the U.S. is “hosting a larger gathering of countries from across the Western Hemisphere to a summit early next month in Washington D.C., that is focused on eradicating the root causes of migration as well as fostering economic development in the region.”

    Torres, Nearly 425,000 Cubans have migrated to the U.S. in the past two years, U.S. figures show, Miami Herald (Oct. 24, 2023), https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article280942378.html

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