How ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy Change Impacts Cuban Migrants
For years, the U.S. Coast Guard station on Miami Beach has launched hundreds of missions when the call came that Cuban migrants were at sea.
But after the Obama administration ended the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that granted those migrants amnesty when they touched land, the Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and Immigration agents are playing a whole new ball game when it comes to Cuban migration.
Now, Cubans who now illegally make it to South Florida’s shores will be transported to the Krome Detention Center in Southwest Dade or other holding facilities like it.
Immigration attorney Mayra Jolie, Esq. says the refugees will have to seek asylum to remain or be subject to expedited removal.
“They cannot be released just into the community,” Jolie said.
Source: News, NBC 6 South Florida
- January 12, 2017