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."
Hitting the Cuban military's economic monopoly & helping the independent Cuban small business sector is a #BetterDealforCuba 5/5— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 16, 2017