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Bridges of Love movement backs Cuba´s new immigration measures

Washington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) U.S. solidarity project ¨Bridges of Love¨ on Tuesday supported the new consular and immigration measures announced by Cuba for the benefit of the Cubans living abroad.

Taking into account standpoints of Cubans abroad, Cuba´s Foreign Ministry (MINREX) launched some initiatives that include the extension of passport validity, elimination of passport renewals as well as passport cost reduction.

In a statement posted on social networks, Bridges of Love -led by Cuban American Carlos Lazo – welcomed the good news and recalled that the significance of these fresh immigration measures is even more relevant because Cuba is presently going through an economic crisis generated in large part by the tightened US blockade and cruel sanctions that are trying to stifle the Cuban family.

Reducing passport and paperwork costs mean a significant decrease in income for this concept, but it will mean for the families the probable benefit of being able to travel more often, to be able to send more family remittances and to aid our families in different ways.

Bridges of Love also stressed that Cubans living abroad, most of them simple workers, will see this as a great step forward.

“We thank the Cuban authorities for this gesture. The commitment of Bridges of Love and Cubans of good faith will remain: to continue fighting to improve US-Cuba relations, advocating with the Cuban authorities to continue on this invariable and unstoppable path of strengthening the nation’s ties with Cubans living abroad,” the statement said.