Trump Set to Announce rollback of Obama‘s Cuba Policies


President Trump is set to announce a rollback of policies toward Cuba, according to the Daily Caller.

Former President Obama worked to enact several changes to the Cuban policy during his time in office.  After Obama had a breath through with President Castro and reestablished diplomatic relations with the communist Caribbean Island travel restrictions were lifted, and opportunities for business opened up.  Obama also ended the policy known as “wet foot, dry foot” that gave Illegal Cuban immigrants a path to legal status.  However, Congress voted not to lift the US economic embargo.

Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida and Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey were members of Congress who pushed for the hard line policies against Cuba.

Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake introduced a bill to remove all travel restrictions with Cuba, and his bill has nine cosponsors.  And because of this pending bill, Trump’s stance on Cuba will probably put him at odds with several Republicans.


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