La Habana, Cuba Autor: Juventud Rebelde Publicado: 29/12/2017 | 06:29 pm
On Friday the Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it temporarily suspends operations at its Embassy in Havana and assumes those functions at its office in Mexico City, pleading reductions of US personnel at its diplomatic headquarters in Cuba.
On the official page of the (USCIS) office it is updated the procedures for Cuba, the entity published the presentation instructions for people on the Island.
He mentions the so-called Cuban Family Reunification Permit Program and in this regard affirms that they are working with the State Department to "continue operating" and adds that "soon we will announce the changes in the procedures for interviewing / processing travel documents."
On November 16, the US embassy in Havana canceled all appointments of previously scheduled interviews for nonimmigrant visas, immigrant visas and the CFRP program and transferred that process to its embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, making it difficult for these procedures and, until now, it is not known that they have restarted it.
On December 11, 2017, a new round of migratory talks was held in Washington between delegations from Cuba and the United States, and in them, the Cuban side expressed its deep concern about the negative consequences of unfounded and politically motivated unilateral decisions that were adopted by the Government of the United States in September and October of 2017. Especially "the suspension of the granting of visas in the United States Embassy in Havana, which, by paralyzing the procedures of Cuban citizens to visit or emigrate to that country, seriously hampers family relations and exchanges of all kinds between the two peoples, "they said in a statement to the press.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez had also warned of the impact they would have "on the issues of family reunification and granting of visas," by "abruptly and almost completely cutting off consular services in Havana and Washington."