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Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that he was terminating the 22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency, an unexpected move long sought by ...and more »

Cuban human rights and the hypocrisy of the media - Aljazeera.com

Havana, Cuba - At midnight on November 26, after an uneventful Friday evening, the neighbours called and beckoned me through their front door. A young Cuban family sat transfixed to the television. Raul Castro appeared on screen, his gruff voice ...and more »

Obama's shift on Cuban immigrants could put Trump in a bind - Politico

President Barack Obama is ending the decades-old wet foot, dry foot policy for Cuban immigrants, the White House announced on Thursday, a major shift in the U.S. approach to the island nation and one that could also put President-elect Donald Trump in ...and more »

Obama's cruel policy reversal on Cuban refugees - Washington Post

For some fifty years, the US has had a policy of welcoming refugees fleeing the brutal communist dictatorship in Cuba. In the 1990s, the policy was changed to “wetfoot, dryfoot,” under which Cubans who succeeded in reaching the United States would be ...and more »

Obama Administration Ends Refugee Policy That Favored Cubans - NPR

The Obama administration is ending a two-decade-old policy that allowed Cuban refugees to enter the United States without visas. Known as the "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy, it began in 1995 under then-President Bill Clinton in response to a wave of ...and more »

Obama's Last Big Cuba Move - The New Yorker

On Thursday, President Obama announced that he was scrapping the long-standing policy by which Cuban migrants arriving at U.S. borders were granted automatic access to the country, and eventual permanent-resident status. The measure, which had ...and more »

Repeal of 'wet foot, dry foot' policy leaves Cubans stranded far from home - The Guardian

Hundreds of Cuban migrants who sold everything to afford trek across Central America now have no refuge in US: 'Obama's decision is killing our dreams'. Reuters in Panama City. Fri 13 Jan 2017 15.09 EST Last modified on Fri 14 Jul 2017 13.57 EDT.and more »

US ending 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cubans - CNN

Washington (CNN) President Barack Obama is ending the longstanding "wet foot, dry foot" policy that allows Cubans who arrive in the United States without a visa to become permanent residents, the administration announced Thursday. The move, which ...and more »

Obama ending special immigration status for migrants fleeing Cuba - Washington Post

The Obama administration, in one of its final foreign policy initiatives, on Thursday ended the special status accorded migrants fleeing Cuba who, upon reaching this country, were automatically allowed to stay. Cubans are still covered by the 1966 ...and more »

US repeal of friendly migrant policy makes waves in Cuban port city - CBC.ca

News that the U.S. has repealed a migration policy favourable to Cubans spread quickly in Cardenas, a coastal city where balseros, or rafters, regularly attempt to make the treacherous 150-kilometre journey across the Florida Strait. On Thursday ...and more »