The number of Cubans who have entered the U.S. has spiked dramatically since President Obama announced  a renewal of ties with the island nation in late 2014, a Pew Research Center analysis of government data has found. The U.S. has since opened an embassy in Havana, a movesupported by a large majority of Americans, and public support is growing for ending the trade embargo with Cuba.

Cubans seeking to enter the U.S. may receive different treatment than other immigrants under the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966. Cubans hoping to live in the U.S. legally need only show up at a port of entry and pass an inspection, which includes a check of criminal and immigration history in the U.S. After a year in the country, they may apply for legal permanent residence.

Recent Articles

Date Title
8/31/16 First U.S. commercial flight in 5 decades lands in Cuba
Alan Gomez, USA Today
8/31/16 Neighbors Question Cuba Migration Policy
New York Times
8/30/16 New Cuba tourism seen slow to take off despite U.S. flights
Marc Frank and Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters
8/30/16 New Cuba Flights May Intensify Lobbying to Dissolve Tourism Ban
Stephanie Beasley, Bloomberg BNA
8/29/16 Commercial flights from the U.S. to Cuba augurs the demise of the ‘mules’
AFP, In Cuba Today
8/29/16 More bad news for new ideas in Cuba
Paul Hare, In Cuba Today
8/29/16 Cashing in on Cuba: Why the U.S. tourism industry isn’t waiting for Congress to lift the embargo
Angelo Young, Salon
8/28/16 Cuba calls Miami conference on internet freedom an act of ‘subversion’
In Cuba Today
8/28/16 U.S. rules out swap of jailed Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes
Nora Gámez Torres, In Cuba Today
8/25/16 Cuba has 30.6% Forest Coverage Due to Reforestation Program
8/25/16 Iranian minister's trip to Cuba, Latin America raises concern about its influence in region
Andrew O'Reilly, Fox News Latino
8/25/16 Cuba plays critical role in Colombia peace deal
Alan Gómez, USA Today
8/25/16 Cuba shipping gains unlikely in the short term
Greg Miller, JOC
8/24/16 Pool owners in Viñales rebel against bureaucracy
Zunilda Mata, In Cuba Today
8/24/16 Despite advances, women in Cuba still face sexism in a macho society
In Cuba Today
8/23/16 Kaine: U.S., Cuba should discuss human rights
Patricia Mazzei, In Cuba Today
8/22/16 Iranian foreign minister starts Latin American tour in Cuba
Associated Press, Fox News
8/22/16 AT&T to launch roaming access in Cuba
Joan E. Solsman, CNET
8/21/16 Exotic, invasive catfish overtake sewers in Cienfuegos, Cuba
Lena Almeida, In Cuba Today
8/18/16 Abe considering landmark Cuba visit in Sept
Japan Today
8/18/16 Cuba’s Startup Path to Entrepreneurship
Kamilia Lahrichi, U.S. News
8/18/16 Advocates of Gulf oil-drilling ban worried by talks with Cuba
Paul Guzzo, In Cuba Today
8/17/16 Cuba steps up campaign against U.S. immigration policies
Franco Ordoñez, In Cuba Today
8/17/16 Mosquito Guns and Heavy Fines: How Cuba Kept Zika at Bay for So Long
Sara Reardon, Scientific American
8/16/16 The Cuban-American Generation Gap
Alyson Krueger, New York Times
8/16/16 Cuba sticks to modest reform plan despite poor results
Marc Frank, Reuters
8/14/16 On 90th Birthday, Castro Thanks Cuba, Criticizes Obama
Michael Weissenstein, ABC News
8/14/16 What next for US-Cuba relations?
Will Grant, CNN
8/11/16 How a GOP hardliner on Cuba changed sides and what it cost him
James Rosen, In Cuba Today
8/11/16 Tiny Polish car catches a wave in auto-crazy Cuba
Michael Wessenstein, Washington Post
8/10/16 'People are complaining openly in Cuba and this has never happened before'
Naomi Larsson, The Guardian
8/10/16 U.S. air marshals will be aboard Cuba flights
Mimi Whitefield, In Cuba Today
8/9/16 Colombia deports 1,350 travelers amid crackdown on Cuban migrants
Jim Wyss, Miami Herald
8/8/16 American and Cuban bankers hold historic meeting
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
8/7/16 Current Record
8/7/16 Cuba blames U.S. open door for migrant surge
Marc Frank, Reuters
8/4/16 Group pushing trade with Cuba launches in NM
Kevin Robinson-Avila, Albuquerque Journal
8/3/16 Cuba sees tourism rise, French will renovate Havana airport
Andrea Rodriguez and Michael Weissenstein, Washington Post
8/3/16 Cuban dissident becomes weak from hunger strike; church may step in
Nora Gámez Torres, In Cuba Today
8/3/16 Engage Cuba council launches in Colorado as part of effort to lift travel and trade embargo
Tracy M. Cook, Denver Post
8/2/16 Cuban researchers battle lung cancer with a vaccine
Samantha Bresnahan, CNN
8/1/16 Controversy erupts over workers from India building Cuban hotel
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
8/1/16 Cuban dissident hospitalized after eight days on hunger strike
Luz Escobar, In Cuba Today