Obama changes spe­cial Cuban pol­icy

Global Times - Weekend - - WORLD -

The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion on Thurs­day re­pealed a mea­sure grant­ing au­to­matic res­i­dency to vir­tu­ally ev­ery Cuban who ar­rived in the US, 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 any picked up at sea, is ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately.

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