(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Cuban refugees have been surging toward Florida since President Obama’s mid-December executive action on relations with Havana, but neither the United States nor Cuba has made significant changes to policies governing immigrants fleeing the communist dictatorship.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson will travel to Cuba Wednesday to open discussions between the two countries.
Since Obama’s Cuba announcement, Jacobson has expressed the need for the expected flood of commerce and travelers between the two countries to be “orderly” and announced plans to push the government of Cuban President Raul Castro on human rights concerns. But the Kerry State Department has yet to publicly outline any concrete requests.
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