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Cuban emigration – causes and incentives

Cuban emigration: causes and incentives DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 24 de Enero de 2017 – 10:40 CET. From the 16th century until the first half of the 20th Cuba was a country of immigrants. In spite of the close relationship with the United States, in 1959 the number of Cubans in the latter […] Continue reading

Mexico Deports 91 Cuban Migrants

Mexico Deports 91 Cuban Migrants / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Chiapas, 20 January 2017 — The Mexican National Institute of Migration (INM) issued a press release Friday stating that 91 Cubans had been repatriated to the island after the end of the wet foot/dry foot policy that would have allowed them to obtain […] Continue reading

An end to wet foot, dry foot

An end to wet foot, dry foot The outgoing American president makes it harder for Donald Trump to undo the rapprochement with Cuba Jan 21st 2017 | HAVANA AND MEXICO CITY Floating to Florida is now futile AMONG a group of young men gathered in a tin-roofed telephone-repair shop in Havana, the topic of conversation […] Continue reading

Mexico deports Cubans awaiting travel documents to try to reach the U.S.

Mexico deports Cubans awaiting travel documents to try to reach the U.S. BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com A group of 91 Cubans who were stranded in Mexico following an end to migration policy that would have allowed them entry to the United States was deported to the island Friday, the Mexican authorities announced. “In compliance […] Continue reading

Cubans who once feared Trump see him now as their last hope

Cubans who once feared Trump see him now as their last hope BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO Sitting on a dusty curb in this Mexican city just steps from the U.S. border, Eliannes Matos Salazar thinks back to when President Barack Obama visited Cuba 10 months ago. Like many Afro-Cubans, the 32-year-old shopkeeper […] Continue reading

Cuban doctors get a new shot at emigration — if applications were submitted prior to cutoff

Cuban doctors get a new shot at emigration — if applications were submitted prior to cutoff BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Hundreds of Cuban medical professionals waiting in third countries for permission to emigrate to the United States got a reprieve Thursday with a new announcement by the Obama administration: paperwork submitted prior to the […] Continue reading

Thousands Of Cubans Stranded Along The Continent Put Their Hope In Trump

Thousands Of Cubans Stranded Along The Continent Put Their Hope In Trump / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 18 January 2017 — Abandoned to their fate on islands, in jungles and at borders, thousands of Cubans have not recovered from the surprise measure of Barack Obama’s administration that frustrated the trip for which […] Continue reading

Cubans in Panama ‘Irregularly’ Will Have to Leave the Country

Cubans in Panama ‘Irregularly’ Will Have to Leave the Country / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Miami, 13 January 2017 — The more than 100 Cubans who are in Panama illegally must leave, according to the director of Panama’s National Immigration Service, Javier Carrillo. “They will not be deported, but immigration law applies,” the senior official told 14ymedio. […] Continue reading

Cuba atenta y cautelosa de la presidencia de Donald Trump

Cuba atenta y cautelosa de la presidencia de Donald Trump 15 de enero de 2017 – 10:01 Obama eliminó los privilegios a los emigrantes ilegales cubanos que buscan mejores oportunidades económicas en Estados Unidos, en un momento en el que Trump asegura que su muro con México será un ejemplo de su política migratoria de […] Continue reading

Bitter, disbelieving – Cuban migrants en route to U.S. hope for some kind of eleventh-hour reprieve

Bitter, disbelieving: Cuban migrants en route to U.S. hope for some kind of eleventh-hour reprieve Patrick J. McDonnell and Juan de Dios GarciaContact Reporter This sweltering town just north of Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala is a three-day bus jaunt from the U.S.-Mexico frontier, a fact that has long drawn migrants from across the globe […] Continue reading

Deciphering the new U.S. policies that affect Cuban migrants

Deciphering the new U.S. policies that affect Cuban migrants BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com From the streets of Havana to the Mexican border with the United States to South Florida, there was a new immigration reality Friday, the day after the Obama administration said Cubans would no longer be allowed to enter the United States without […] Continue reading

Relatives in Miami wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S.

Relatives in Miami wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S. BY CHABELI HERRERA AND ABEL FERNANDEZ cherrera@miamiherald.com Dozens of Cuban families in South Florida waiting for relatives without visas to arrive by land, air or sea were still trying to sort out what the abrupt change in immigration policy would […] Continue reading

Packed up and desperate to leave, some Cubans now have no place to go

Packed up and desperate to leave, some Cubans now have no place to go BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Havana resident Yeny Varela sobbed when she heard on national television that the so-called wet foot, dry foot policy had ended effective immediately. Repatriated to Cuba from Mexico in 2014 after a month-and-a-half trek from Ecuador, […] Continue reading

Washington Closes The Escape Valve

Washington Closes The Escape Valve / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 13 January 2017 — Matilde sold her home just two weeks ago to pay for the immigration route to the United States. Thursday, the hope of achieving her dreams burst when president Barack Obama put an end to the wet foot/dry foot policy that granted legal […] Continue reading

Obama Makes One Last Cuba Move Before He’s out the Door

Obama Makes One Last Cuba Move Before He’s out the Door The Obama administration announced Thursday that it is scrapping the so-called wet foot, dry foot policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive in the United States without visas. The AP reports that the change had been negotiated for months between the U.S. and Cuban […] Continue reading

A Sanctuary For Cuban Migrants On Their Way To The United States

A Sanctuary For Cuban Migrants On Their Way To The United States / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 5 January 2017 — Dozens of Cubans take refuge every week in the shelter set up by the social ministry of Caritas in Panama to continue their journey to the United States. Although currently there […] Continue reading

Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants

Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants October 24, 20169:23 AM ET You might assume that with the thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S., Cubans would see positive change at home, and less reason to attempt the perilous water crossing to Florida. You’d assume wrong. U.S. law enforcement authorities are […] Continue reading