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January 27, 2017 3:45 PM Miami's Little Havana gains 'National treasure' label

MIAMI – Historic preservation groups are launching a partnership with city officials to save Miami's Little Havana, the epicenter of the Cuban diaspora. The National Trust for Historic Preservation added Little Havana to its list of "national treasures" Friday, saying it should be protected from developers who are transforming much of Miami's downtown 49

January 14, 2017 1:37 AM Cubans stuck in Mexico cling to hope of entering U.S

Cubans stand across the street from the bridge connecting Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to Laredo, Texas, pondering their next move as they hold out hope to find a way to the United States. President Obama announced Thursday the end of the long-standing “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy, which allowed Cubans to remain in the country's if they reached U.S. soil. Cuban 28

January 13, 2017 9:42 PM Obama’s Last Big Cuba Move

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 immediate effect, was in keeping with a dramatic series of executive actions that Obama has taken to solidify 51

January 13, 2017 9:42 PM 'Obama has killed our dream': Cuban immigrants marooned in Mexico and Central America after Obama ends their special status

Alexander Gutierrez Garcia left Cuba last August, beginning a treacherous journey up the spine of South and Central America in a quest to reach the United States. Along the way, he was robbed, kidnapped and fell ill. No matter. As a Cuban, Gutierrez, 36, knew all he had to do was reach the U.S. and he would be allowed to stay. On Thursday, President 44

January 13, 2017 7:57 AM Obama making changes to Cuban immigration policy

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident, a senior administration official said Thursday. The repeal of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy is effective immediately, according the official. The decision follows months of negotiations 40

January 13, 2017 7:57 AM Obama ends decades-old policy for Cuban migrants

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama ended a decades-old policy that allowed Cuban migrants who arrived illegally on US soil to stay. In one of his final acts before leaving the White House, he scrapped rules allowing those fleeing communist Cuba and reaching American territory a fast track to permanent resident status. Obama said the move would "bring 74

January 13, 2017 5:22 AM Cuban-Americans react to end of 'wet foot, dry foot' policy

Ecuador was once a magnet for Cuban migrants because the South American country didn't require entry visas. That practice ended last year, and many Cubans are leaving with the threat of deportation looming. Costa Rica struck a deal in January to begin airlifting Cubans out of the country, then closed its borders to stop more from coming in. That left thousands 46

January 13, 2017 5:22 AM Obama scraps policy granting residency to Cubans arriving without visas

President Obama ordered an immediate end Thursday to the long-standing U.S. policy of granting easy residency permits to Cubans who reach U.S. shores, probably the last major foreign policy initiative of his tenure. In a statement, Obama said he is ending the so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy in a step “forward to normalize relations with Cuba and to bring 50

January 13, 2017 5:22 AM Barack Obama's Administration Ends Special Immigration Policy for Cubans

Washington: The Obama administration on Thursday announced the repeal of a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to US immigration policy. The end of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, which allowed any Cuban who reached US soil to stay but returned 71

January 13, 2017 1:38 AM US ending 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cubans

U.S. & Cuba's complicated history in 2 mins Ecuador was once a magnet for Cuban migrants because the South American country didn't require entry visas. That practice ended last year, and many Cubans are leaving with the threat of deportation looming. Costa Rica struck a deal in January to begin airlifting Cubans out of the country, then closed its borders 46