Cuba and the United States to Hold New Round of Migratory Talks

The Cuban delegation will reiterate its concern for the validity of the «wet feet-dry feet» policy that encourages illegal emigration and breaks the spirit and letter of the Agreements in force

By: Juventud Rebelde

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2015-11-27 | 16:44:54 EST
A new round of migratory talks will take place between Cuba and U.S delegations in Washington on November 30, 2015. The talks will be presided over by the Director General for the U.S Division of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U. S Department of State Edward Alex Lee.

During the meeting both parties will make a review of the running of the Migratory Agreements between both countries and they will exchange on the cooperation for facing up to the illegal emigration, the webpage of the Cuban chancery announced.

The Cuban delegation will reiterate its concern over the validity of the «wet feet-dry feet» policy that encourages illegal emigration and breaks the spirit and letter of the Agreements in force, and its rejection to the «Parole Program for Cuban Professional Doctors» which deprives Cuba of vital resources and it´s affecting cooperation with other countries, as well as the Cuban Adjustment Act.

The Cuban side will insist on its concern for the increase, under the effects of that encouragement, of the illegal, insecure and disorderly emigration of those who go out legally from Cuba and who, in the same way, enter into the first destination country from which they continue towards the United States in an irregular way being the victims of the network of people traffickers and organized crime, as is happening to the Cubans who are now facing a difficult situation in Costa Rica and other countries in the area.

Also, the Second Technical Dialogue on the confrontation drug trafficking will be held on December 1st , 2015 with the participation of representatives of specialized agencies from both countries who will discuss the possibility of the enlargement of cooperation in this area, added the Cubaminrex website.

Translated by ESTI

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