Cuba Says 'Normal' Migration Ties Impossible Without US Policy Changes
By Q24N on 19 July 2016
The United States and Cuba will not be able to establish normal
migration relations until US ends immigration-related adjustment and
admittance programs, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a
On Thursday, Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry official Josefina Vidal
Ferreiro and US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western
Hemisphere Affairs John Creamer led delegations in migration talks held
in Havana, the release noted.
"The Cuban delegation reiterated that there could be no normal migration
relations between both countries as long as the 'wet foot/dry foot'
policy', the Cuban Adjustment Act, and the Cuban Medical Professional
Parole Program continue to exist," the release stated on Thursday.
The Cuban Adjustment Act gives Cuban citizens preferential migration
treatment, allowing those who arrive in the United States automatic
admittance despite the ways and means they use to arrive to the country.
The Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program allows Cuban medical staff
working in third world countries to leave their missions and migrate to
the United States.
The US programs are a violation of the Migration Accords which commits
both governments to ensure legal, safe and orderly migration, the Cuban
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