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Cuban Border Crossers Drop 99 Percent in 2017

The numbers of Cubans risking their lives on dangerous seas dropped by 99 percent since the repeal of the “Wet Foot/Dry Foot” policy and the inauguration of Donald Trump.

President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro listen to live music during a state dinner at the Palace of the Revolution March 21, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. March 21, 2016 in Havana, Cuba.

Obama ‘Normalization’ Policy Yields 500% Spike in Cuban Refugee Flight

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has observed a 500 percent increase in the number of Cuban refugees making the risky voyage out of the country since 2011, with an observable spike following President Obama’s 2014 declaration that he would seek to bring Washington closer to the dictatorship of Raúl Castro.

Seven would-be Cuban emigres remain in a homemade boat moments before being arrested by Cuban military agents after their attempt to escape from the island nation was thwarted by the sea currents, on June 4, 2009 in Havana. The boat-people's raft was brought back to the coast just in front …

Eleven Refugees With Active TB Arrived in Florida After 2013

Eleven refugees with active tuberculosis (TB) were among more than 111,000 refugees who arrived in Florida during the three years between 2013 and 2015, according to a report the Florida Department of Health recently sent to Breitbart News.

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Mexican Airline Offering Migrants Free Airfare to Texas Border

Two foreign airline companies have begun offering steep discounts to Cuban migrants–set for border crossing into western Texas–as thousands rush to the United States in the aftermath of thawing relations with the communist island. Children under age 11 fly free of charge.

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Thousands of Cuban Migrants Arriving in West Texas

As the United States and Cuba continue the diplomatic thawing process undertaken by the Obama Administration, thousands of migrants are expected to cross into El Paso amid fears that the preferential status for the island-born immigrants could soon cease.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) reacts to U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement about revising policies on U.S.-Cuba relations on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Sen. Marco Rubio: Time to End Automatic Refugee Status for Cubans

As the United States shifts its posture toward Cuba, and evidence of rampant welfare abuse by some Cubans is mounting, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says the country can no longer justify its policy of automatically granting Cubans refugee status once they reach U.S. soil.

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700 Cubans Go on Hunger Strike in Panama to Get to U.S.

Thousands of Cuban nationals who managed to escape the island and reach Central America are now stranded in Costa Rica and Panama, blocked by the leftist government in Nicaragua from moving north towards America but unable to stay where they are.

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CBP Captures 14 Cubans on Mona Island, Puerto Rico

The Air and Marine unit of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service along with agents of the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 14 Cuban refugees on Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The Cubans had recently completed a very dangers boat trip from Cuba through the treacherous Mona Passage.

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Hispanics Resenting Hundreds of Cubans Being Rubber Stamped into Texas Daily

The city of Laredo, Texas, is becoming a turnstile for Cubans seeking asylum in the U.S. Hundreds of Cuban refugees coming from Central America to Mexico are being passed through into Texas will little, if any, screening. Hispanics in South Texas appear to be resenting the special treatment of the Cubans.

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Thousands of Cubans Heading to Texas, Welfare Benefits Await

Thousands of Cuban refugees are stranded in Costa Rica and are now being moved into Mexico so they can illegally cross into the United States. Once on American soil, Cubans receive automatic immigration status adjustment and full welfare benefits. Texas is becoming the epicenter of this influx of Cubans.

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U.S. Coast Guard: Cuban Refugees Drink Bleach, Jump Overboard When Caught

Cuban refugees caught before landing on American soil jumped off Coast Guard vessels, drank bleach, and capsized their own makeshift vessels in attempts to avoid being sent back to the communist regime in Havana, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed to Breitbart News Thursday.

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Central American Countries Reach Deal to Help Cuban Refugees Reach U.S.

The more than 8,000 Cuban refugees stranded in Costa Rica after Castro ally Nicaragua rejected their legal visas will fly over Nicaragua to El Salvador to commence their voyage to the United States, a coalition of Central American nations announced this week.

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Nicaraguan Army Attacks Cuban Refugees with Legal Visas from Costa Rica

Nearly 2,000 Cuban refugees are stranded on the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border after the former nation, an ally of Cuban dictator Raúl Castro, refused them entry despite possessing legal visas from the Costa Rican government. The Nicaraguan military used tear gas and water cannons in the Cubans, injuring many.

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Investigation: Cuban Refugees Abusing, Funneling U.S. Welfare to Cuba

Many Cuban refugees are abusing the American welfare system, with some even living off the generosity of the U.S. taxpayer in their native Cuba, according to an investigation by the Florida Sun Sentinel. According to the Sentinel, Cuban refugees to