The draconian bill, proposed by Congress member David Rivera, would deny Cuban residents that are not US citizens the opportunity to travel to Cuba.
On Thursday May 31, the H.R. 2831 amendment to the Public Act 89-732 (known as Cuban Adjustment Act) will be discussed during a meeting of the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement of the House of Representatives.
The measure calls for those traveling to the Island to immediately lose their "political refugee" status, as establish under the so-called Adjustment Act for those emigrating from Cuba and arriving to US territory.
By losing their "adjustment" qualification, those Cuban Americans would be considered "illegal" if they return to the United States, denounced journalist Alvaro Fernandez in a commentary published today on the Progreso Semanal website.
If approved, the H.R. 2831 would affect nearly 50 percent of the people traveling to Cuba because they are not US citizens, preventing them from having physical contact with their relatives, and we cannot let this be," said the columnist.