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Cuba and the end of the Wet Foot, Dry Foot policy




Tourists walk next to a poster of Cuban President Raul Castro and US president Barack Obama in Havana. The Obama Administration announced an end to the policy known as
Tourists walk next to a poster of Cuban President Raul Castro and US president Barack Obama in Havana. The Obama Administration announced an end to the policy known as "wet foot, dry foot."
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The Obama administration has announced an end to a two-decade old policy, granting Cubans residency, if they make it to U.S. soil. 

Effective immediately Cuban nationals attempting to enter the US illegally would be subject to removal, putting an end to the policy known as "wet foot, dry foot.

For more on what this shift means we spoke to Pilar Marrero, a senior writer with La Opinion... and Jose Marquez is a Cuban American artist.