EL PASO, Tex. (INTELLIHUB) — The floodgates are yet once again as U.S. officials prepare to let 4,000 Cuban migrants into the country to stay.
However, this maneuver has drawn attention after it was reported by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection that the immigrants processing will be fast-tract and will only take one hour, which is “faster it takes many Americans to get a drivers license or buy a gun,” Paul Bedard reported.
The Cuban Nationals will be processed at certain ports of entry as follows:
- Cuban citizens presents themselves for admission at a port of entry. They must provide proof of their Cuban citizenship, such as a passport or birth certificate. The burden of proof rests on the Cubans to prove their citizenship.
- Once citizenship is established, CBP officers ask if they are members of the Cuban regime or work for the Cuban government, among other questions.
- CBP officers next take fingerprint scans and check against CBP’s national law enforcement databases. If no derogatory information is returned, the process continues.
- At the conclusion of the interview process, if no derogatory information is returned – such as criminal or existing U.S. immigration history or otherwise disqualifying factors like membership in Castro regime or use of fraudulent documents – the person is processed for parole.
- The CBP officer issues the traveler an I-94 parole document with the subject’s temporary alien number written on the back. The parole document is valid for two years. (One year after inspection and admission to the U.S., Cubans paroled into the U.S. may apply for adjustment of status under the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 in order to receive permanent U.S. residency – a green card).
- The entire process takes approximately one hour per person.