Over 1,000 Cuban Migrants Deported from U.S. in 13 Days

**US Leads as Cubans Return in Droves, Mexico to Accept 30,000 Migrants a Month**

According to the Ministry of the Interior this Saturday, the United States is the leader in returns of Cubans, with 970. It is followed by the Bahamas (129) and the Cayman Islands (16). Those returned in these first days of the year represent 9% of the total returns in 2022.

Sunday, January 8 saw the largest return in recent years with 273 people who had participated in illegal departures from the country through a port in Matanzas (west). The Cuban government is insisting on the dangerous nature of these movements and the life-threatening conditions they bring, primarily by sea.

The US government has implemented a policy to welcome 30,000 migrants a month from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba and Nicaragua who cross its southern border. Mexico, in turn, consented to the admittance of 30,000 who are rejected from US soil.

The US Customs and Border Protection Office noted that, from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, 224,607 citizens from Cuba arrived at the southern US border. On October 1, the current fiscal year, 3,370 Cubans were apprehended in the Straits of Florida.

Migration between US and Cuban has an unprecedented level with hopefully reduced migratory potential with more regular, safe and orderly migration.

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