Obama's timing on Cubans raises some questions

Over the last few years, many of my Latin American friends have asked the same question: why do you Cubans get preferential treatment?   The answer is complex, but it is based on the reality that we come from a communist dictatorship devoid of any human rights.  In other words, things may be bad in Mexico, but they have multiparty elections and a free press.  Mexican immigrants are usually looking for economic opportunities, not political freedom. Also, to be fair, it is true that Cubans are concentrated in Florida, a state with the third largest number of electoral votes on the map. On Thursday, President Obama decided to cancel the "Wet Foot, Dry Foot" policy that has allowed Cubans to claim legal status if they make it here.     My initial reaction was twofold: First, why now?  We will have a new president in a week.  Why make this decision at this stage of the transition?  Was Mr. Trump consulted?  ...(Read Full Post)