Cubans smuggled through Mexico to reach US

In 2008, authorities in Mexico arrested more than 2,000 undocumented Cubans in the country. This figure is more than triple the number from 2007. In 2004, less than 200 Cubans were arrested for being undocumented in the country.

In 2007, 11,000 Cubans are believed to have reached US soil from Mexico.

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Cuban human smuggling route through Mexico

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, nearly 90 percent of all undocumented Cubans who enter the United States now come through Mexico rather then reaching the U.S. by boat. Migrants pay smugglers up to $10,000 to cross the Yucatan Channel into Mexico and then travel up to the U.S. Border.

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