Cuban migrants furious, disconcerted by end of US welcome policy

A top Panamanian official said Cuban migrants, pictured, must leave Panama now following US President Barack Obama announcement of a decade-old US policy change on January 12, 2017For Cubans trekking through Latin America to the United States, the sudden decision by President Barack Obama to end a longstanding policy giving them automatic entry has come as a cold, hard punch to the gut. "Obama has screwed all Cubans," Yadiel Cruz, a 33-year-old Cuban man in a Panama shelter, told AFP bitterly. The long route from South America, through Central America and into Mexico to the US border is a migration pipeline that can take years for Cubans to complete, with pit stops to earn money along the way.

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Mexico will ‘immediately’ respond to any U.S. border tax: minister

Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo speaks during a news conference on the Brexit at the National Palace in Mexico CityMexico must be ready to respond immediately with its own tax measures if the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump imposes a border tax, the country's economy minister said on Friday. Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, on Wednesday promised a "major border tax" on companies that shift jobs outside the United States, and such a measure could hobble Mexico's exports to its top trading partner. "It is clear we need to be prepared to immediately neutralize the impact of such a measure," Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said in an interview on Mexican television.

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Obama ends decades-old policy for Cuban migrants

US President Barack Obama has scrapped rules dating back to the 1960s which allowed those fleeing communist Cuba a fast track to US citizenshipUS President Barack Obama ended a decades-old policy that allowed Cuban migrants who arrived illegally on US soil to stay. In one of his final acts before leaving the White House, he scrapped rules allowing those fleeing communist Cuba and reaching American territory a fast track to permanent resident status. "Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to removal, consistent with US law and enforcement priorities," he said in a statement.

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