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Citing Illegal Immigration Crisis, Panama Defends Mass Deportation of Cubans

Citing Illegal Immigration Crisis, Panama Defends Mass Deportation of Cubans

EspañolPanama has implemented stronger border restrictions amid a continuing wave of illegal Cuban immigrants, who the government has been deporting in massive numbers. Panama’s Director of Immigration Javier Carrillo Silvestri has had to defend his actions to combat the crisis, arguing recently that he does not discriminate against Cubans, but rather has an obligation to continue fighting illegal immigration.

“Any Cubans who want to come here are welcome,” Carrillo said, “but we are asking them to do it in an organized fashion, to do it legally, in order to avoid human trafficking.”

According to Carrillo, any Cubans who enter Panama without proper documentation will be deported, but not because Panama doesn’t welcome people from Cuba.

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