MiamiHerald / It started with strange symptoms reported by U.S. diplomats in Havana. And now the alleged attacks may continue to affect Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits.
As a consequence of the still-unsolved incidents, the U.S. government may fall short of the 20,000 immigrant visas it promised to issue to Cubans every year, a State Department spokesperson has suggested to el Nuevo Herald.
“The United States met its commitment to issue 20,000 travel documents for Fiscal Year 2017 (and Fiscal Year 2016). That commitment was met through the issuance of immigrant visas and parole documents,” the spokesperson wrote in an email.
“Due to the departure of all non-emergency personnel from U.S. Embassy Havana, we expect to face challenges in meeting that commitment in FY 2018,” which started in October.