The Resource Cuban migration to the United States : policy and trends, Ruth Ellen Wasem

Cuban migration to the United States : policy and trends, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Cuban migration to the United States : policy and trends
Title
Cuban migration to the United States
Title remainder
policy and trends
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Ruth Ellen Wasem
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Language
eng
Summary
"Many of the issues surrounding Cuban migration are unique but not new. Normal immigration from Cuba has been elusive since Fidel Castro came to power. Over the past 50 years, the practice of Cubans fleeing by boat to the United States has become commonplace, and at some points reached the levels of a mass exodus. Since the last upsurge of 'boat people' in the mid-1990s, the United States and Cuba worked toward establishing safe, legal immigration, which includes returning migrants interdicted by the U.S. Coast Guard. These migration policies, however, are not without critics. The immigration of Cubans to the United States has increased since 1995, although the actual admission numbers have ebbed and flowed over this period. Cuba consistently ranks among the top 10 source countries for legal permanent residents (LPRs). Cuba ranked fifth as a top immigrant-sending country--after Mexico, China, India, and the Philippines--in FY2008. A total of 49,500 Cubans became LPRs in FY2008. U.S. Coast Guard interdictions of Cubans have fluctuated since the mid-1990s, yet the general trend has moved upward. Cuban interdictions reached a 12-year high of 2,868 in FY2007. In FY2008, the U.S. Coast Guard reported 2,199 Cuban interdictions. Similarly, U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions of Cubans peaked at 4,295 in FY2007 and slipped to 3,351 in FY2008. Cubans who arrived at ports of entry without documents exhibited a comparable pattern, reaching a high of 13,019 in FY2007 and falling slightly to 11,278 in FY2008. The change in leadership of both the United States and Cuba may provide openings for revisions in U.S. policy on Cuban migration. Fidel Castro's departure as head of government in July 2006 has prompted some observers to call for a reexamination of U.S. policy toward Cuba overall, and a potential opportunity to restart the migration talks that had occurred semi-annually for a decade after the 1994 U.S-Cuba Migration Accord. After serving temporarily, Raúl Castro, brother of Fidel Castro, officially assumed the Cuban presidency in February 2008. This transfer of power between the Castro brothers led some to question whether there would be much of an opening for renewed migration talks between the United States and Cuba. During the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, however, President Barack Obama stated he would seek to change U.S. policy by allowing unlimited family travel and remittances to Cuba, signaling to some the possibility of resuming the migration talks. In his opening speech at the Summit of the Americas on April 17, 2009, President Obama expressed the hope of 'a new beginning with Cuba, ' specifically mentioning migration as an issue. A bipartisan group of congressional leaders are expressing support for a resumption of the migration talks with Cuba."
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Wasem, Ruth Ellen
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federal national government publication
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Index
no index present
LC call number
JV6483
LC item number
.W37 2009 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
R40566
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  • United States
  • Cuba
  • United States
  • Cuba
  • Refugees
  • Immigrants
  • Cubans
  • Cubans
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Refugees
  • Cuba
  • United States
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Cuban migration to the United States : policy and trends, Ruth Ellen Wasem
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Note
  • Title from PDF cover (Open CRS, viewed July 14, 2010)
  • "May 7, 2009."
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
426052335
Extent
1 online resource (20 pages)
Form of item
online
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)426052335
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Cuban migration to the United States : policy and trends, Ruth Ellen Wasem
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF cover (Open CRS, viewed July 14, 2010)
  • "May 7, 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
426052335
Extent
1 online resource (20 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)426052335
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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