"Empowering" Cubans to Flee

Friday, May 15, 2015
The Obama Administration stated that its new policy of embracing the Castro regime would help "empower the Cuban people."

Apparently, the Cuban people have interpreted it differently.

From Reuters:

Cuban immigration surges after thaw in US-Cuba relations

The number of Cuban migrants looking to enter the United States ballooned in early 2015, partly driven by uncertainty over the future of special immigration consideration for Cubans after the two countries announced efforts to improve ties.

In the first three months of the year, 9,371 Cubans arrived in the United States, mostly on the Mexico border and in Miami, an increase of 118 percent over same period in 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Experts say the numbers indicate a surge since the Dec. 17 announcement of efforts by the presidents of Cuba and the United States to restore diplomatic ties and work to normalize relations after more than 50 years of hostility.