Wednesday, June 25, 2008

An open email to Cuban Americans

Subject: U.S. Representative Jose Serrano will try to reform Cuba travel policies

Within the next 30 days, it is possible that the restrictions that Bush placed on Cuba travel may be changed or reformed.

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, of which Jose Serrano (D-NY) is a member, will take up changes that were approved by a House panel.

It would allow Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba every year, as opposed to once every three years, which Bush imposed on us in 2004.

In addition, Cuban Americans would be allowed to visit uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins, which Bush does consider as members of our extended family.

It is imperative that we write to Mr. Serrano and to the chairman of the committee, Dave Obey, and to the other members of the panel to express our support.

The website for the appropriations committee is

U.S. Senator Barack Obama supports unlimited travel to Cuba by Cuban Americans and the right to send unlimited money remittances to our families in the island.


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