South Florida Publication Says Blockade and Cuban Adjustment Act Must be Repealed
Miami, June 9 (RHC)-- The South Florida-based on-line publication “Progreso Semanal” has called for a repeal of the Cuban Adjustment Act and the end of the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade of Cuba, describing these measures as “sources of political opportunism.”
An editorial posted June 8thon the publication’s website says that Washington tries to strangle Cuba’s economy on the one hand, while on the other, it grants residency to any Cuban who can touch U.S. territory -- under the protection of the Cuban Adjustment Act, also known as the “dry-feet, wet-feet law.”
The publication criticizes the legislation passed in 1966 for granting Cubans migration opportunities and certifying them as political refugees, although they are not.
The editorial also criticizes a recently proposed amendment to the controversial legislation by representative David Rivera, which would ban Cuban immigrants from traveling to the island if they have not become U.S. citizens.
Rivera’s initiative aims at thwarting family relations on both sides of the Florida Straits while making the blockade as draconian as it was under U.S. President George W. Bush.