Question of the Day (on the CAA)

Friday, February 8, 2013
Should Cubans, who adjust under the Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act (as is its original title), and immediately begin traveling to Cuba multiple times a year, be eligible for government benefits that they have not contributed to?

It's one thing to provide benefits to Cubans who need financial help to adjust to their new life in the U.S., but it's a whole other to provide such benefits to Cubans who are taking that money straight back to Cuba.

From Reuters today:

Under the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA), Cubans receive unique and highly favorable treatment, including granting of permanent residency a year after arrival, as well as being eligible for government benefits, such as Medicaid, supplemental social security income, child care, and disability.

No other foreign nationals enjoy these benefits except for the few who are granted political asylum.