US ends special immigration policy for Cubans

HAVANA (AP) – The Cuban government is praising President Barack Obama’s decision ending automatic legal residency for any Cuban who touches U.S. soil.

The repeal of the so-called “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy went into effect immediately on Thursday.

Thousands of Cubans had been flocking to the U.S. since the late 2014 announcement that the U.S. and Cuba would re-establish diplomatic relations.

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