U.S. will begin deporting Cubans by plane in coming weeks
Cuba agreed to accept U.S. deportation flights that carry Cubans apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border.
ICE has about a dozen Cubans in custody which have failed an initial screening for asylum at the border.
The agency is waiting until they have enough Cuban deportees to send on a plane to Havana.
Deportations of Cubans were paused during the pandemic but the U.S. continues to deport a small number of Cubans through commercial airlines.
Cuba has agreed for the first time since the pandemic to accept U.S. deportation flights carrying Cubans caught at the U.S.-Mexico border, three U.S.
Officials told Reuters, giving U.S. authorities a new but limited tool to deter record numbers of Cuban border crossers.