US Government Further Reduces Embassy Services in Havana
HAVANA TIMES – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Friday the temporary suspension of its operations in Havana, a sign of the further deteriorating US-Cuba relations.
On their website the USCIS justifies their decision due to the staff reductions at the US Embassy in Havana, which took place in September after the Trump administration’s claim that around two dozen of its diplomats had fallen seriously ill due to alleged “sonic attacks” in Havana.
The US hasn’t directly accused Cuba for the attacks but holds the Castro government responsible for not preventing them in its territory.
The USCIS gave no date for a possible resumption of services and noted that “its field office in Mexico City will assume Havana’s jurisdiction.”