Thawing Relationship With Cuba Has Immigration Implications

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The thawing of relations with Cuba has sparked a new conversation about immigration policy here in the U.S. Specifically, should we throw out the law that favors Cuban immigrants over other immigrants? The 1966 law is called the Cuban Adjustment Act, and it says that any Cuban -- once they arrive in the U.S. -- can become a permanent resident after one year and a citizen after five. Now lawmakers in Washington are pushing for a new look at the law. We hear the pros and cons.

Credits

Guest:
Guillermo Grenier - Professor of Sociology

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott