A Deal with Cuba?
As U.S. and Cuban diplomats began talks in New York City on migration issues, more Cubans boarded jerry-built boats to flee starvation in their homeland. Washington proposed an agreement under which the U.S. would accept some 20,000 legal immigrants annually (up from about 2,700 last year). In return, Fidel Castro's regime would take further steps to deter unsafe rafters from departing Cuba. The 16,000 Cubans now at Guantanamo naval base would have to take their place on a waiting list, meaning they would not enter the U.S. for many years.
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