For John, BLUF: I guess if it makes Raul Castro happy it is OK. Nothing to see here; just move along.
It is from Yahoo News and the Reporter is Ms Patricia Zengerle (well, Reuters).
The Obama administration said on Thursday it was repealing a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to U.S. immigration policy.(My link there, not that of Yahoo or Reuters.) We are doing this to improve relations with Cuba? What are they doing?
The end of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, which allowed any Cuban who reached U.S. soil to stay but returned any picked up at sea, is effective immediately. Cuban officials had sought the change for years.
This is another bad decision taken just before the sun sets on the Obama Administration. And it seems a poke in the eye at those Cubans in America who vote Republican.
Hat tip to the Drudge Report.
Regards — Cliff