In 2015, Costa Rica registered the arrival of almost 18,000 illegal Cubans, who were granted a temporary transit vias to stay in the country. The governemnt revoked the visas since December 18 of that year. File photo
Q COSTA RICA – From Casa Presidencial, the government of Luis Guillermo Solis is looking to reactive, as soon as possible, the deportation of Cubans who, in their eagerness to reach the United States, entered Costa Rica illegally.
The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (immigration service) is said to be analyzing the possibility of signing an agreement with Cuba to expedite the removal (deportation) of the illegal migrants.
The director of immigration, Gisela Yockhen, said it would be by way of a memorandum of understanding similar to the one Panama