Cuban migrants been held as detainees at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) say a grim future waits them in their home land.
Once deported the detainees say they will lose everything, from their jobs to their homes, and so they are pleading to be set free so they can continue on with their journey to America.
“In Cuba they say that nothing happens there, but they will keep an eye on us and reprimand us. They take our work and everything from us. We get a fine. They say they don’t but that’s what they really do,” said one migrant.
The Memorandum of Understanding between Cayman and Cuba, means the hands of government and immigration officials are tied. No aid can be offered to the migrants, and if they step foot on land they will have to be detained and later repatriated.
The migrants told us they stopped in Cayman Brac seeking help and fuel, instead they were transported to the IDC. But with the centre becoming crowded with more and more migrants, deportation draws closer and closer on horizon for them all.