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Visa Actions Against Cuban Officials

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U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Statement by Secretary Pompeo
July 26, 2019

 

The Cuban government engages in exploitative and coercive labor practices while it earns money on the backs of its citizens through its overseas medical missions program. To address this labor abuse, the Department has imposed visa restrictions on certain Cuban officials and other individuals responsible for these coercive labor practices under the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 212(a)(3)(C). These practices include working long hours, housing in unsafe areas, and compelling Cuban medical professionals to advance the regime’s political agenda. Such visa restrictions could include immediate family members of these individuals.


This translation is provided as a courtesy and only the original English source should be considered authoritative.
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