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Cubans get automatic residency in USA

Cubans get automatic residency in USA

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Cubans no longer get automatically a residence permit if they set foot on the American territory. The “wet feet-dry voetenregeling” that has been around since 1995, has president Barack Obama on the eve of his presidency immediately terminated.

Until now, allowed Cubans that the mainland of America reached remain. Those who at sea are intercepted by the authorities were returned. The arrangement had to put an end to the mass immigration of Cubans that Florida has tried to achieve, and by the coast guard were picked up.

The Obama administration negotiated for months with Cuba to make the country so far to get people to take back after in America they have arrived.

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