Great news: Panama, Costa Rica flying illegals to northern Mexico near U.S. border

Great news: Panama, Costa Rica flying illegals to northern Mexico near U.S. border
Cuban migrants headed for the US wait at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border. (Image via BBC Mundo)

[Ed. – Emphasis added.]

The United States is “encouraging” — but not warning — Central American nations to stop flying Cuban citizens to northern Mexico, making it easier for them to cross into the United States illegally.

A State Department official told Congress on Tuesday that the U.S. engages with Central American nations, “encouraging them to ensure safe, legal and orderly migration.”

But in recent months, tens of thousands of people have fled Cuba, heading to the United States by way of Central America.

“Earlier this year, Costa Rica and Panama worked with the government of Mexico and did airlift almost 8,000 Cuban migrants from both countries to the northern part of Mexico, where they crossed into the United States,” Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Francisco “Paco” Palmieri told a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee. …

“Have we said to them, do not airlift people?” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) asked Palmieri. …

“We have not told them not to do the airlift, sir,” Palmieri said.

Continue reading →

 


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.