Cuban immigrants face deportation, while migrant kids are still separated from their parents

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A National Guard soldier keeps watch at the border with El Paso, Texas, U.S., as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico July 30, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez.

Five years ago, President Obama did an about-face on a long-standing  Cold War-era diplomatic and economic standoff between the U.S. and Cuba. He eased restrictions on travel and trade with America’s island neighbor. But President Trump walked back the so-called "Cuban thaw." Now the White House is actively pushing out would-be Cuban immigrants, sending them back to Mexico, where they tried to enter the U.S., or deporting them to Cuba outright.

On Tuesday, the American Civil LIberties Union reported that the Trump administration has separated more than 900 children from their parents at the U.S. southern border — after a federal judge ordered the practice to end last year.