Mexico deports refugees stranded by Obama back to Cuba

Barack Obama got the last laugh on Cuban refugees who found themselves suddenly stranded in Mexico after he reversed in the last days of his term, a decades old U.S. policy that allowed Cubans seeking freedom, refuge in the United States.

via Reuters:

Mexico’s government has deported 91 Cubans about a week after the United States ended a so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy that granted residency to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil, Mexican officials said on Friday.

The repeal of the longstanding policy last Thursday by former U.S. President Barack Obama left hundreds of Cubans who were seeking a new life stranded in Mexico and Central America countries.


The fate of the families returned by Mexico to Raul Castro’s totalitarian state remains unknown.

Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump has yet to comment or act in regard to the status of those Cuban’s who remain stranded behind the U.S. border.



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