Jorge Ramos interviewed Yariel Valdés González on
Univision’s “Al Punto” program.
Valdés discussed his asylum case, the treatment he received
while in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody and the plight
of Cuba’s independent journalists. The interview aired on “Al Punto”
Valdés, 30, suffered persecution in Cuba because he was an independent journalist who criticized the Cuban government. He fled the country and asked for asylum in the U.S. on March 27, 2019.
A judge on Sept. 18, 2019, granted Valdés asylum in the U.S., but he remained in ICE custody until March 4 of this year.