As part of the proposed warming of relations with Cuba, USCIS has announced changes to Cuban family-based immigration policy. U.S. immigration policy toward Cuba differs from policy applicable to other countries. Under the Cuban Adjustment Act, Cubans who enter the United States have a special track to permanent residency. Further, under the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program, certain relatives of U.S. citizens and permanent residents living in Cuba can come to the United States even before obtaining a green card. Under the new changes, Cubans eligible for the CFRP Program are no longer automatically enrolled in the program and must apply for its benefits using normal procedures.
For more information about immigration policy changes or for assistance with other immigration questions, please contact Toni Blackwood or Kelli Stout.