Or­di­nary Cubans fret about end to US im­mi­gra­tion pol­icy

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - PAGE TWO -

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.

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