A strict warning has been passed to the Cubans and Haitians not to enter the US illegally. Especially after the tensions that arose after the death of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. The United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, given this statement.
United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, while talking to the reporters, said that while the Joe Biden administration supports the people of Haiti and stands in solidarity with the Cuban people, Washington has been closely monitoring any activity that might indicate increases in unsafe and irregular maritime migration in the Florida straits.
United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, said that the time would never be right to attempt migration by sea, especially to those who risk their lives doing so, that risk has been of no worth taking. While clearing his statement, he said that if they take to the sea, they should not come to the United States.”
Mayorkas said Homeland Security Task Force Southeast, which has the responsibility for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS), had responded to maritime migration that exists to prevent and respond to maritime migration in the Caribbean.
United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, said that their mission and operations in the Southeast remain unchanged, and they would continue to halt migrants who would be attempting to enter the United States illegally. The US Coast Guard maintains a continual presence in the Florida straits and the Caribbean Sea, particularly around Puerto Rico and their maritime approaches, patrolling with air and sea military assets. Any migrant intercepted at sea, regardless of their nationality, would not be permitted to enter the United States. Migrants who would great to enter the United States by sea put their lives at incredible risk. The waters in the Straits of Florida in the Caribbean are dangerous, especially during the present time as the region has been under Hurricane season 2021. People would die. The transit has been hazardous and unforgiving. They had seen 20 lives lost in recent weeks, as a result of those dangerous voyages. In addition, the threat of serious illness when boarding vessels in subpar conditions have been more significant at that time during a pandemic.
Mayorkas said that the US Coast Guard recently sent two cutters to the coast of Haiti, in addition to three others already in nearby waters.
Mayorkas highlighted that, in May, he stated that the label of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), making it clear, however, that TPS has not an immigration program but benefits Haitian nationals who have been already in the United States at the time of designation.
United States Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas said that TPS eligibility applies only to those Haitians who had been already residing in the United States from May 21, 2021, and who meet all other legal requirements.