Record Number of Cubans Coming to America Illegally

Facing a new rush of illegal aliens from Cuba — with thousands waiting already in Costa Rica or Panama — the Costa Rican government has called an urgent meeting Tuesday with officials from the United States, Central America, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia and Ecuador.

[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Also see:  Border Agent Issues Warning: Cuban Criminals Released Each Day[/pullquote]

Between November and March, more than 9,500 undocumented Cuban migrants were stranded or detained in Costa Rica and Panama after Costa Rica cracked down on people smugglers and Nicaraguan decided to close its borders to Cubans. A regional agreement between nations resulted in airlifts of the Cuban migrants to El Salvador and Mexico so they could continue their trek to the U.S. border.

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