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For Immediate Release:
September 04, 2019
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County Commission approves Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo Jr.’s resolution urging United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to grant Ramón Saúl Sánchez residency


MIAMI-DADE – On September 4, 2019, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commission approved Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo Jr.’s resolution urging the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to reevaluate and grant Ramón Saúl Sánchez’s application for permanent resident status.

Ramón Saúl Sánchez, a prominent member of the Cuban exile community, has lived as a political refugee in the United States since 1967. Ramón Saúl Sánchez has applied for, and been denied, permanent resident status by USCIS. 

“Throughout his 52 years in exile in the United States, Ramón Saúl Sánchez has advocated for democratic reform and freedom in Cuba,” Commissioner Bovo said. “This denial could force Ramón Saúl Sánchez to return to Cuba, a country he left as a child to escape the Castro regime. Returning to Cuba, which remains a totalitarian and repressive regime, will have seriously adverse consequences to the safety, security, and well-being of Ramón Saúl Sánchez. In light of his decades of advocacy for human rights, freedom, and democracy in Cuba, I am proud this Board approved my resolution urging USCIS to reevaluate and grant Ramón Saúl Sánchez’s application for permanent resident status in the United States.” Commissioner Bovo said.