Cubans with I-220A traveled to the island and are now stranded.

Cubans cannot leave the island as they do not have documents that prove they are residents in any other country.

Cubans with I-220A traveled to the island and are now stranded.

Cubans with I-220A who traveled to Cuba this year are stranded on the island with no possibility of being readmitted to the United States, reported the news channel Univisión.

The report details the case of three Cubans who, for various reasons, returned to the Caribbean nation without having legalized their situation in the U.S., and now they cannot return.

Alcides Albezu traveled to Havana in November, but the authorities have not allowed him to return to the U.S. because he does not have a document that certifies his permanent residence in another country.

A young man named Denis Miranda is in the same situation, who says he is desperate because he traveled missing two months to complete the year, as his mother was ill with a heart condition. Now he also cannot leave the island.

Another one, identified as Maykel, said that he applied for residency and already had a Social Security number when he decided to travel to the island, but since September 7th, he has been stranded without the ability to return to the U.S.

Immigration attorney Willy Allen explained that these individuals entered the United States illegally and claimed to be political persecuted in order to obtain an order of “parole” or “conditional parole” (I-220A).

Hence “you cannot travel and return if you do not have a special permit,” explained the attorney.

“You return to the country where you say you were persecuted. First, as you entered illegally, you cannot travel and re-enter the U.S. if you do not have a special service, and those permits are very difficult to get,” he explained.

“There’s a fraud,” says Allen. “If you are afraid and left your country persecuted, what are you doing returning to your country. If they try to return, they will have an even bigger problem at the border if they try to enter illegally once more,” he clarified.

According to the news channel, “people who left for Cuba and had a pending political asylum case will be deported in absentia.”

It details that if these immigrants “send a relative to represent them the case will still be rejected or denied.”

Currently, it is estimated that about 400,000 Cuban migrants with I-220A are in a migratory limbo in the U.S. after the court refused to consider that document a humanitarian parole that allows them to apply for the Cuban Adjustment Act.

However, many have discretionarily received a change of status to humanitarian parole in their mail and have even received their residency.

This will not happen with those who leave the U.S. without first regularizing their immigration status, Allen emphasized.