From paradox to anachronism

Migration policy and U.S. Manipulation 

Migration is probably the most persistent issue in conflicts between the United States and Cuba since 1959. On January 1 that year, U.S. migration policy regarding Cuba became another tool in its hostile policy, utilized to stimulate internal destabilization and discredit the Cuban revolutionary process.

The United States continues to deal with the Cuban migration issue in the framework of the Cold War, a model which has been described as having a pressure cooker effect. After an open door policy initiated on January 1, 1959 with the unconditional reception of Cuban émigrés committed to the Batista regime and U.S. interests in Cuba, it subsequently introduced laws and regulations which virtually offer fast-track entry to persons of Cuban origin arriving by illegal means.

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Source: Granma International