“This trip has been really tough, but, thank God, we are here,” says one Cuban migrant, who after months of being stranded in Central America, arrives with a small group of Cuban migrants to the United States. Gavino Garay reports.
Cuban migrants arrive in U.S. after months in limbo
The journey northward for this group of Cuban migrants following months of uncertainty through various Central American countries came to an end Sunday.
This group was just a small handful of the nearly 8,000 Cuban migrants stuck in Central America.
At the Mexican border town of Reynosa, the small group crossed into Texas.
Among them was Byron Rojas Arevalo, who notes being stuck for two months in Costa Rica.
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CUBAN MIGRANT, BYRON ROJAS AREVALO, SAYING:
“This trip has been really tough, but, thank God, we are here. It has been hard. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.”
Many set off from Cuba after the historic warming of diplomatic relations between Havana and Washington led to fears that U.S. asylum rights for Cubans may end soon.
As this part of their journey comes to an end, the path to finding work in the States has just begun.