MIAMI (CBSMiam) – Congressional Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Maria Elvira Salazar want to reinstate the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program.
The Republican House members introduced their plan Monday at Miami International Airport.READ MORE: Monday Marks First Day You Can Begin Filing Your Federal Tax Return
“We think that Cubans their family members in the U.S. should not continue to be in lingo,” said Diaz-Balart. “And for that reason, we are introducing bipartisan legislation that will be filed tomorrow.”
“If we can conduct all of the paperwork related to the consular aspect, so those who have applied already and the American authorities will determine if they will be granted their visas or not. All of that can be done on Cuban soil,” said Salazar.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Coldest Air Of The Season Arrives In South Florida
Lawmakers say the program would restart visa processing claims.
It would also allow eligible citizens and permanent residents in the U.S. to apply for their relatives on the island to join them here while they wait for their immigration visas to be issued.MORE NEWS: Missing Coral Springs Man Miguel Negron Has Been Found
The representatives said the program would restart visa processing claims.