Immigration Policies

“As an immigrant who came from Cuba on a raft, I understand the immigration challenges our people endure. I also understand the need for immigration policies that will reflect the reality of our times. Moreover, I understand the pain that immigrants have to go through when they must abandon their countries. In many cases, this immigration is not voluntary, but a forced one. This kind of migration is, in many cases, involuntary and caused by dictatorial regimes. Many of us don’t migrate because of the economic situation of our countries. We migrate for the persecution and hostility we have to suffer in our own countries. Many of us suffer the separation from our houses, families, and friends when we have no other choice than to migrate.

Immigration Policies Reform

Frank Polo understands that immigrants have always been a source of enrichment for our culture, economy, and society in general. Millions of immigrants are in our country illegally and they need help to get a solution to their problem. Therefore, we must direct our immigration policies to achieve a comprehensive reform of our immigration system, once we have secured our border and reformed our immigration system.

However, it is also true and imperative to have an ordered and controlled immigration system. There is no doubt in Frank Polo’s mind that immigration reform is necessary, but we cannot afford to pay the price of implementing immigration reform that will incentivize illegal immigration. Therefore, we must secure our borders before contemplating a comprehensive immigration reform.

Policies for Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans

Frank Polo’s office will support, at least provisionally, a visa program for Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, Cubans, or any other individual who is seeking political asylum. They are victims of a totalitarian regime and deserve protection.

Moreover, Frank Polo understands that the Cuban government trades its professionals as if they were merchandise. This is a form of modern slavery, which is unacceptable to Frank Polo. Consequently, Frank Polo will fight to reinstate the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program to ensure that those professionals receive a fair opportunity to escape communism to obtain their freedom. The Obama administration terminated this program in 2017 when it should have never ended.

Additionally, Mr. Polo will work to streamline the legal Family Reunification Parole Program for U.S. Citizens and legal residents with virtual interviews without the need for a drastic increase in personnel. Lastly, Mr. Polo will pressure the sitting president to end the 20,000 visas that the Clinton administration granted to the Dictatorship in 1994. The Cuban intelligence services use those visas to infiltrate our society, then they stay operating within American soil without any restrictions. Therefore, our government must suspend those visas as soon as possible.

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