Cuban Migration Wave Poses Challenge For Rubio
The number of Cubans migrating to the U.S. has increased since the announcement of the normalization of relations.By Kate Grumke | January 19, 2016
After months of traveling, a group of about 8,000 Cubans is beginning to arrive in the U.S. They are asylum seekers, and they’ve been stuck in Central America because of international migration laws.
They’re trying to get to the U.S. to take advantage of a law from the 1960s while they still can, and Marco Rubio says the influx of migrants is "becoming a real crisis."
In 1966, the Cuban Adjustment Act made it especially easy for Cuban immigrants to move to the U.S. It was a Cold War attempt to subvert the communist nation and offer refuge to the politically persecuted. (Video via U.S. Department of State)