Ordinary Cubans fret about end to US immigration policy
HAVANA (AP) — Ordinary Cubans worried Friday about the economic problems that could be caused for some people by the sudden end to a onceeasy pathway to life in the United States, saying many people who already left the island to take advantage of the earlier American immigration policy could wind up back home with nothing.
President Barack Obama on Thursday ended the possibility of automatic legal residency for any Cuban who touches U.S. soil. Those people who were in the middle of trips to get to the United States could be the biggest losers, some Cubans said.
“There are people who have sold houses, renounced everything, and today they are in limbo,” said Leonardo Serrano, a 47-year-old who works for a firm that operates with private and government investment. “They won’t be able to get there, and when they return they won’t have anything.” Find more briefs online at www.hawaiitribune-herald.com.