News Release: DHS Changes Policies Regarding Parole and Expedited Removal of Cuban Nationals
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Release Date: January 12, 2017
WASHINGTON- Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced several changes to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policies and regulations affecting Cuban nationals. These changes reflect the reestablishment of full diplomatic relations with Cuba and other concrete steps toward the normalization of U.S.-Cuba relations.
Main Policy Changes:
- Elimination of special parole for Cubans known as "wet-foot/dry-foot" policy
- Elimination of the Cuban Medical Profession Parole Program
- Elimination of prohibition on instituting expedite removal procedures against Cubans apprehended at ports of entry or near the border
Click here for more details and the Fact Sheet released by DHS to explain the aforementioned policy changes.