U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Other State Department Archive SitesU.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Home Issues & Press Travel & Business Countries Youth & Education Careers About State Video
 You are in: Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs > Bureau of Public Affairs > Bureau of Public Affairs: Press Relations Office > Press Releases (Other) > 2003 > June
Press Statement (Revised)
Philip T. Reeker, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 5, 2003


U.S.-Cuba Migration Talks Scheduled for June 6

On Friday, June 6, 2003, the United States and Cuba will meet in New York City for round 19 of the semi-annual U.S.-Cuba Migration Talks. This meeting will review the implementation of the existing migration accords. Delegations from the United States and Cuba have met generally twice a year since 1994 to discuss migration matters.

The United States is committed to full implementation of the migration accords. While the accords are largely achieving their central purpose of providing that only safe, legal, and orderly migration occurs from Cuba to the United States, we will again voice our concerns about Cuban actions which impede such safe migration and prevent family reunification. We will underline the need for Cuba to issue exit permits to all qualified migrants; not to discriminate against medical professionals in issuing such permits; and to reduce the extremely high fees it charges migrants.

Released on June 5, 2003

  Back to top

U.S. Department of State
USA.govU.S. Department of StateUpdates  |   Frequent Questions  |   Contact Us  |   Email this Page  |   Subject Index  |   Search
The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
About state.gov  |   Privacy Notice  |   FOIA  |   Copyright Information  |   Other U.S. Government Information

Published by the U.S. Department of State Website at http://www.state.gov maintained by the Bureau of Public Affairs.