International Practice Chair Pedro Freyre and Cuba Practice Chair Augusto Maxwell provided national media with leading insights on the White House decision to end decades of U.S.-Cuba immigration policy known as “wet foot, dry foot,” which offered Cubans reaching U.S. land with a streamlined pathway to permanent residency. Freyre and Maxwell described how the administration’s decision fits in the context of what has been a gradual rapprochement with the island nation on the diplomatic and commercial fronts. Their comments appeared in more than 100 news outlets, including MSN Money, MarketWatch, NPR, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
NPR: Cuban-Americans React to Obama Ending Longstanding ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy
The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Ends ‘No-Visa’ Era for Cuban Émigrés
The Wall Street Journal Television: End of U.S. ‘No-Visa’ Era Puts Reform Pressures on Cuba
Univision: ANALYSIS: Who Benefits from Ending Special Immigration Treatment for Cubans?
USA Today: Cuban-Americans at Odds over ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Repeal