Category: Susan Eckstein

Cubans Now Face Same Deportation Risk as Other Immigrants

Associated Press quoting Susan Eckstein, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Tens of thousands of Cubans living in the U.S. are adapting to a harsh new reality: After enjoying decades of favored status dating back to the Cold War, many of them now face the same deportation risks […]

10 things to know about Cuba’s special immigration benefit

Houston Chronicle Susan Eckstein, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and billionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump are in a dead tie for the Republican nomination in Texas, and both this week reiterated their enforcement position on immigration… Expert quote: “In 1994, President Bill Clinton gave Cubans yet another […]

The Mexico City earthquake, 30 years on: have the lessons been forgotten?

The Guardian Susan Eckstein, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The devastation of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake was swift. In just over a minute – in the early hours of 19 September, while the city was still asleep – 100,000 houses crumbled, 5,000 people died and roughly five million residents […]

Experts Media Alert – Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and the U.S.

From Sept. 19-27, Pope Francis is scheduled for an historic visit to both Cuba and the United States. The pope‘s voyage to Cuba will reinforce the newly formed ties between the U.S. and Cuba. U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro credited Pope Francis with helping broker recent diplomatic talks between the two nations. While in the U.S., Pope Francis will address Congress […]

Cuban migration to US rises amid historic thaw in relations

Al Jazeera America Susan Eckstein, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The lines outside the former Swiss-supervised U.S. interests section in Havana were notoriously long for decades, with Cubans applying for a legal path to what they hoped would be a better life… View full article quoting expert Susan Eckstein  

New Wave of Cubans Sails for Florida Since Obama’s Deal

Newsmax Susan Eckstein, College of Arts & Sciences The number of Cubans setting sail on rickety boats for political asylum in America has increased more than 100 percent since President Barack Obama normalized relations with the Castro government last month, the U.S. Coast Guard reported this week… Expert quote: “Cubans enjoy unique immigration privileges that […]

Time to end special privileges for Cuban immigrants

Reuters “The Great Debate Blog” By Susan Eckstein, College of Arts & Sciences President Barack Obama has taken initial steps toward overhauling the broken U.S. immigration system and failed Cuba policy. It is also time to bring Washington’s Cuban immigration policy in line with other foreign-born people. Cubans enjoy unique immigration privileges that are no […]

How American immigrants change the rest of the world

Boston Globe (subscription required) Susan Eckstein, College of Arts & Sciences America’s long-running argument about immigration has reached a boil this summer, and as usual the political discussion has focused on domestic issues, including border security, the impact of immigrants on American jobs, and the proper way to deal with people who have come to […]