S?bado, 09 de mayo de 2015


Cuban refugees could be blocked from returning home

Some members of Congress seeking to curtail frequent travel to Cuba by refugees
Pressure building to reform the Cuban Adjustment Act
Plundering America: The Cuban Criminal Pipeline

The act was adopted in 1966 to give legal standing to thousands of Cuban exiles who'd fled Fidel Castro. Cubans can enter the country just by reaching U.S. soil and become legal residents in only one year, far faster than most other immigrant groups.

A yearlong Sun Sentinel investigation published in January documented how the act has aided criminals from Cuba in plundering billions from American taxpayers and businesses. The newspaper found that millions of dollars made its way back to Cuba and the state-controlled economy.

"There's a crime element to this that we need to eradicate," Curbelo's chief of staff, Roy Schultheis, said in outlining the framework of the bill, which is in the very early stages of the legislative process. "We all know that money goes back to Cuba and enriches the Castro regime. That's not what we want to happen."

Any effort to modify the Cuban Adjustment Act likely will face a rocky road. The Obama Administration, which is working to restore openness between the U.S. and Cuba, has said it's committed to upholding the law.

Schultheis said Curbelo is working with other members of Congress to gain some consensus and endorsement.

Pressure to change the law has been building. Long-time exiles and powerful Cuban-American politicians in South Florida — historic protectors of the special privilege — now agree that the law is not being used by all as intended: to come and create new, productive lives in the United States..........

Publicado por Corazon7 @ 23:55
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