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Friday, June 16, 2017

Donald Trump returns to Florida today to unveil new Cuba policy

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 10:27 AM

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Part-time Florida man Donald Trump will visit Miami on Friday to unveil his new policy on Cuba that reverses some of President Barack Obama's policies toward the communist country.

The Miami Herald reports President Trump plans to tighten travel restrictions for Americans going to Cuba and ban transactions between U.S. businesses and Cuba's military. The changes are meant to restrict the amount of money that goes to the Cuban government and flow it to the island nation's private sector, which includes prohibiting American travelers from spending money at state-run businesses. The Herald reports Trump does not plan to reverse Obama's ending of the "wet foot, dry foot" immigration policy that allows fleeing Cubans who reach U.S. soil to remain in the country.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who is Cuban-American, will be in Miami with Trump during his announcement. Rubio has said the goal of reversing Obama's policies is "to empower and … strengthen the Cuban people without strengthening the Cuban military, which controls a significant percentage of their economy."

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