Cubans' return to U.S. may be near

March 22, 2006

Miami Herald- Jay Weaver

A group of Cubans who landed on an old Florida Keys bridge and were repatriated to Cuba in January may be days away from returning to the United States under a unique agreement with the federal government, a team of lawyers and advocates said Tuesday.

Fourteen of the 15 migrants have received passports from Cuban leader Fidel Castro's government, but still need humanitarian visas from the U.S. Department of State.

If those documents are issued by a March 25 deadline, under a federal court-approved settlement in Miami, then it would be up to the Cuban government to grant them exit visas so they can leave the island.


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