WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FAIR congratulates President Obama for ending the unfair and illogical Wet Foot- Dry Foot policy that afforded illegal Cuban migrants special treatment. The Wet Foot-Dry Foot policy, along with the Cuban Adjustment Act which must be repealed by Congress, are outdated relics of the Cold War that have failed to deliver democracy to Cuba, while creating a magnet for often perilous illegal immigration to the United States.
The Wet Foot-Dry Foot policy was predicated on two flawed assumptions. First, that all Cuban migrants are presumptively fleeing political persecution. Cuba remains a repressive dictatorship, but the majority of people fleeing that country are doing so for economic reasons, much the same as illegal immigrants from other nations.