‘What is happening is inhumane’: 100,000 Cubans in limbo as US visa backlog grows

MIAMI — When María Sulay López arrived in the United States in 2014, she assumed her son in Cuba would quickly get a visa to join her. But almost seven years later, the breast cancer patient still doesn’t know when they will be together. As she gasped for breath from an oxygen tank, a result of a permanent tracheotomy, López said she can no longer work and just wants a solution. “I’ve been waiting a long time,” she said on a recent afternoon. “And look at the condition I’m in.” The case is among some 100,000 filed by Cubans and Cuban Americans in the U.S. hoping to reunite with family members …

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