Cuba Denounces US Migration Policy

Havana, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba”s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez, condemned Tuesday the Donald Trump administration”s migration policy, which he described as a violation of human rights.

The head of the Cuban diplomacy denounced in Twitter that US government criminalizes migration with its zero-tolerance policies and recalled that the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds immigrants in inhumane conditions in its southern border facilities.

On Monday, those people arrested in the United States filed a lawsuit to demand appropriate medical care and special attention for people with disabilities, and denounced that they are being punished with isolation measures.

A recent report by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security confirmed overcrowding in different facilities, and warned that the situation represents an immediate risk to the health and safety of border officials and detainees.

Despite repeated complaints from undocumented migrants, as well as from national and international organizations, the U.S. president keeps his policy of limiting asylum requests, mainly from Central American migrants fleeing their countries harassed by violence and poverty.

The Trump measures keep tens of thousands of people in detention awaiting a solution to their immigration status.


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