Alejandro Mayorkas will travel to Florida next week to "reaffirm President Biden's commitment to hold the Cuban regime accountable" and "address the impact of the political crisis in Haiti."
The Secretary of Homeland Security of the United States, Alejandro Mayorkas, will visit Miami next week to meet with Cuban and Haitian communities, an official source reported Wednesday.
Cuban-born immigrants will benefit from his visit to Miami to reaffirm President Biden's commitment to holding the Cuban government accountable and supporting the Cuban people. ).
The official note does not specify the specific dates of Mayorkas' trip or who he will meet. Still, it stresses that his goal is "to ensure that Cuban-Americans continue to be a vital partner" in the Biden administration's efforts to help "those who they are suffering on the island."
In addition, Mayorkas will meet with representatives of the Haitian diaspora and with Americans with roots in that island to "address the impact of the political crisis in Haiti and the efforts of the United States to help the Haitian people," the statement said.
During his visit, Mayorkas will also meet with emergency teams and others who led the "brave response efforts" to the collapse of the Surfside building, north of Miami Beach, which left 98 people dead.
The trip is part of the White House's attempts to improve its relationship with the Cuban exile and refine its policy towards the island due to the anti-government protests on July 11 in Cuba.
Mayorkas, who left Cuba with her parents in 1960 after the triumph of the revolution led by Fidel Castro, already asked Cubans and On July 13, the people of Haiti should refrain from going to sea to avoid crises in their respective countries. "No immigrants, regardless of nationality, will be allowed to enter the United States," Mayorkas told a news conference at the time.
In Haiti, the political crisis has worsened after the assassination, on July 7, of Haitian President Jovenel Moise at the hands of command of 26 mercenaries, primarily Colombians, who broke into the presidential residence, according to investigations. The United States has offered assistance in the assassination investigation and urged the Haitian government to establish the necessary conditions to hold "free and fair" legislative and presidential elections as soon as possible.