CBP records the detention of almost 18 thousand Cubans at the US border in April

FLORIDA.- The migratory flow of Cuban citizens towards the United States border during the month of April reached the figure of almost 18 thousand individuals, according to data provided by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

This number represents a significant decrease compared to previous months of fiscal year 2024, where the arrival of a total of 144,378 Cubans has been recorded. In April, according to review Martà NewsCBP reported 128,900 encounters at the southwest border, marking a decrease of 6% compared to March 2024 and 30% compared to April 2023.

The acting commissioner of the CBP, Troy Miller, highlighted that this decrease is attributed to greater surveillance on the southwest border, which has contributed to reversing previous trends of increases in migratory encounters. Likewise, he stressed the importance of closely monitoring migration patterns, which are constantly changing.

During the month of April, US authorities allowed 41,400 people to enter through border crossings with Mexico using the CBP One online appointment system, bringing the total number of admissions to more than 591,000 since the implementation of this system in January 2023. In addition, nearly 91,000 Cubans have benefited from humanitarian parole.

The Administration Joe Biden announced new restrictions on asylum policy in April, giving federal immigration agents greater authority to evaluate and expedite deportations, with the goal of quickly expelling those considered a risk to national or public security.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkasnoted that these measures are part of the government's ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of the American public, more quickly identifying and removing those individuals who represent a threat and lack legal basis to remain in the country. country.