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Trump pondering ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy

By on August 12, 2016

WASHINGTON

Cuban immigrants were rescued from Mona Island in March as well.

Cuban immigrants were rescued from Mona Island in March.

– Donald Trump says he plans to meet with Cuban-Americans to help determine whether he’ll support continuing the “wet foot, dry foot” immigration policy.

The Republican presidential nominee says the meeting will take place in about a week and that he’ll probably have a decision “pretty quickly” about the federal policy, which generally allows Cubans who reach U.S. soil to remain in the country.

Under that policy, those intercepted at sea usually go back.

Trump tells the Miami Herald that he wants to hear from Cubans who have come to the U.S. about how they view the policy. He has said previously that he’s “fine” with the U.S. moving toward normalized relations with Cuba but that President Barack Obama should have negotiated a better deal.

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