Beginning January 4th, 2023, the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba will be put into effect. The continuation of immigrant visa processing operations will continue in this Embassy, allowing more Cuban migrants to obtain refuge in the United States. Cubans are battling political and economic issues in their country, and the living conditions are not ideal whatsoever. Therefore, the U.S. Embassy resuming their services will greatly help many struggling Cubans. To further elaborate, the visa processing and consular service procedures will be comprised of immediate family, K fiancé, diversity visa, and family preference classifications. There is an evident focus on the reunion of Cuban immigrants with their family in the United States. Moreover, there will be at least 20,000 visas per year as the number of Cubans at the border is skyrocketing, contributing to the border crisis.
The U.S. Embassy in Havana closed in 2017 as a result of the sonic attacks and subsequent health incidents that negatively affected staff, causing Cubans to find other migration pathways to escape their country, such as migrating to Guyana before beginning their legal process. So, Cubans that wish to migrate to the United States will benefit from the reopening of the Embassy due to the simplified migration process. The United States is devoted to ensuring the safe migration of Cubans and helping refugees locate save havens in this country.