Congressmen Mario Díaz-Balart and María Elvira Salazar presented a bipartisan legislative project that they will introduce this Tuesday and that seeks a solution to reestablish the Family Reunification Program for Cubans (CFRP).
The Family Reunification Program was interrupted since the end of 2017, after the reduction of the personnel of the United States embassy in Havana due to the so-called sonic attacks, which affected American diplomats.
Reactivating this legislation, also known as the Parole Permit Program under the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, seeks the reunification of more than 22 thousand Cuban families who have already applied for this permit, in addition to many others who await the reactivation to make their requests.
Congressmen Salazar, Díaz-Balart and Carlos Giménez will officially present the legislation this Tuesday, April 20.
At the time of talking about the project this Monday from the Miami International Airport, the congressmen clarified that in the event of an exodus crisis or of another type, this service may be immediately suspended.
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The legislation is only in its infancy and it is not yet known how long it may take to pass the House of Representatives and then become law.
Reunification with their families in a recurring claim of Cubans in the US. At the end of February, Cubans, mostly located in South Florida, protested to ask for “help with the reopening of the US embassy in Cuba” to allow them to reunite with their families.
Some Cubans have organized to ask for the program to return, including a group created on Facebook “Cubans for Family Reunification”, which has more than 71,000 members throughout the United States.