United States and Cuba Hold Technical Talks on Human Smuggling and Fraud Prevention

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 5, 2016

The United States and Cuba held a technical meeting to discuss human smuggling and fraud prevention in Miami February 1-4. Working level representatives from both governments met for the purpose of exchanging information and best practices related to combatting human smuggling and travel document fraud, which is important to advancing both countries’ commitment to ensuring safe, legal, and orderly migration.

The United States remains concerned for the safety of all migrants throughout the region who attempt to enter other countries without a visa or other advance authorization and strongly discourage them from doing so. These dangerous journeys illustrate the inherent risks and uncertainties of involvement with smugglers and organized crime in attempts to reach the United States illegally.

For further information, please contact the Department of Homeland Security.