US plans to keep Cuban Adjustment Act
The US government does not plan to change its immigration policy now in regard to Cuba, despite the announcement of resumption of diplomatic relations from July 20, reported on Monday the State Department. "The administration has no plans to alter its current immigration policy, including the Cuban Adjustment Act," said the US Foreign Ministry in a note.
The Cuban Adjustment Act was approved in November 1966 and gives the Attorney General discretion to grant permanent US residency to Cuban citizens once they are on US soil. By that law, Cuban immigrants, with or without visa, they can get a job and obtain permanent residency in a year.
According to the note, the US supports a "safe, legal and orderly migration" from Cuba and the "full implementation of the migratory agreements" with that country.