At the Laredo port of entry, hundreds of Cubans come into the United States each day, with estimates 7,000 expected in the coming days.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a statement that said that the, “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is prepared to process the expected increase in Cubans applying for admission at South Texas ports of entry. CBP officers will process Cuban nationals in accordance with established procedures as expeditiously as possible while maintaining requirements and standards for individuals in our care.”
How are these Cubans coming to the U.S. through Texas? According to one man, Giovanni Acosta, Cubans enter South America, like through Ecuador, and like him walk the 27 day road to the Laredo border.
He is waiting for his wife to literally following his footsteps and when she arrives at the border he will pick her up and take her back to Miami.
Read more on the next page about how this is possible and why it is occurring.