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Rubio: Cuban Adjustment Act 'increasingly difficult to justify' to colleagues



Reuters has a story on the Cuban Adjustment Act and whether special treatment should continue. From the story:

Even traditional defenders of the CAA in the nation's large Cuban American community, concentrated mostly in South Florida, say the law is out-dated and may need adjusting.

"I'm not sure we're going to be able to avoid, as part of any comprehensive approach to immigration, a conversation about the Cuban Adjustment Act," Florida's Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a son of Cuban immigrants, told reporters last month.

Rubio, one of eight senators pushing for bipartisan immigration reform, said the CAA was intended to protect refugees fleeing an oppressive regime but an increasing number of Cuban exiles were traveling to and from Cuba on family vacations and business trips, undermining the justification for the act.

"It's becoming increasingly difficult to justify it to my colleagues," said Rubio.

[Last modified: Monday, February 11, 2013 10:44am]


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