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‘Dusty-foot’ Cubans forgo rafts, choose land route through Costa Rica

Images of improvised rafts crossing the Straights of Florida have become iconic of Cuban immigration to the U.S. but the majority of Cubans entering the U.S. today choose the overland route through Central America — including Costa Rica — to reach family or a new life in the U.S.

More Cuban migrants heading to US shores, says Coast Guard

The number of people trying to defect to the United States by sea from Cuba continues to rise despite a detente between the long-time rivals.

Cubans fear new diplomatic relations with US could change special rights as immigrants

MIAMI, Florida – One result of the recent warming of relations between Cuba and the United States was a surge in “boat people” headed to U.S. shores. Following the recent announcement of historic talks between the two nations, many Cubans are concerned that the revised Cuban Adjustment Act and its “wet-foot, dry-foot policy,” which grants Cubans who reach U.S. soil automatic political asylum, will soon end.

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