Thursday, December 6, 2012
Disorder at the border
Cubans hold a very special and favored place in U.S. immigration policy.
If our policies toward Cubans – a tangle of ad hoc measures built up since the 1960’s – were magically wiped out and we had to start over, would we put current policies back in place?
I don’t think so, and I don’t think we should. A fresh look, under today’s circumstances and taking into account the characteristics of today’s immigrants from Cuba, would argue for a major overhaul, as I argue in this new paper.
The paper also reports on recent changes to Cuban immigration and travel laws, which take effect next month.
Comments are welcome.