Cubans Fear Deportation, Now Face Same Risk As Other Immigrants

Tens of thousands of Cubans living in the U.S. are adapting to a new reality: After enjoying decades of favored status dating back to the Cold War, many of them now face the same deportation risks as any other immigrants.

Some Cubans have been detained at routine appointments with immigration officials, and many more fear they could be imperiled by old orders or caught up in the increased arrests pursued by the Trump administration.  

They feel betrayed after former President Obama's administration stripped away a path to citizenship that had been offered since the 1960s. 

Many more fear of arrest or deportation.

Cuba has agreed to review deportations on a case-by-case basis. A total of 57 Cubans have been deported since October, while 335 were arrested between Jan. 22 and April 29.

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