Cuban Immigrants and the Costa Rica Dilemma

Reading one more page on the Cuban immigration is not exactly enjoyable especially when many of us and our families have experienced similar things. It seems like the never-ending story, how hundreds of Cubans desperate to escape the island embark on a journey that may lead them nowhere. This is the case of the 8,000 Cuban immigrants who have been stranded in Central America during the past 2 months.

Some say US policy of granting asylum to Cuban Immigrants will come to an end and that’s why so many are trying to leave the island. Many Cubans avoid risking a trip by boat, or any other means of transportation, fearing the US Coast Guard will send them back, something that has happened multiple times over the past decade.

Thanks to the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, Cuban immigrants are granted special privileges that immigrants from other countries don’t have. Cuban immigrants, whether legal or illegal, are granted a green card within a year and a day while immigrants from other countries have to go through a rigorous screening process in order to obtain it. Hiring an immigration attorney may be the only alternative for many of them.

Immigration law can be quite complex, especially Cuban immigration law, and so are the laws of every country, some of them fair and some of them unfair. Meanwhile, many families in Miami and all over USA hope their loved ones are in good hands and reach U.S. soil safe. A good solution for this dilemma will require sympathy from the United States and all other countries.

Costa Rica, in specific, is now facing a devastating economic crisis. Increasing oil costs, sky-rocking interest rates, and low coffee prices, are leading the country into an economic collapse and chaos. No wonder Cuban migrants want to get out of there as soon as possible. Anybody with a sound mind would.

Contact Gallardo Law Firm today and one of our Immigration Lawyers will be able assist you with any Cuban immigration questions or concerns you may have.