The crossing of Cubans to reach the US
The Cubans left the island legally towards different South American nations, like Ecuador, and from there they made it to Colombia and Panama to finally arrive in Costa Rica in route to the United States encouraged by the US dry-feet, wet-feet and the Cuban Adjustment Act.
But in the case of the Cubans, the US dry-feet, wet-feet and the Cuban adjustment Act give them differentiated treatment if compared to other Latino immigrants. Under the act, the Cubans immediately become eligible for food and housing, medical insurance and just year later they are granted the green card or permanent residence.
In this context, US ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura Dogu recently said that her country will welcome the Cubans if they make it to US territory.
According to Pew Research, a D.C-based Think Tank, from October 2014 to July this year, 27 thousand 296 Cubans entered US territory, with two third of them having done it through the Mexican border.
The Consular Affairs Division at the Cuban Foreign Ministry reiterated that the Cuban embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, follows the situation of the migrants and that it has provided Costa Rican immigration authorities with the documents that some Cubans did not possess.