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7 Things to Know About the Controversial Cuban Immigration Policy Obama Just Got Rid Of

“Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Is Repealed

President Barack Obama announced Thursday, Jan. 12, that his administration will end a 22-year-old controversial immigration policy that allows Cubans who land on United States soil to become legal residents without a visa. Before the repeal, Cuban immigrants could eventually become legal U.S citizens after arriving. Now, however, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the U.S. and who fail to qualify for humanitarian relief will be removed, according to an official statement.

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