Dems Urge Biden To Loosen Sanctions On Communist Cuba

  • A group of Democrats in Congress urged President Joe Biden on Wednesday to reverse Trump-era sanctions on communist Cuba and socialist Venezuela.
  • A letter, spearheaded by Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX), argued these penalties are “push-factors” fueling a crisis at the southern border ahead of the imminent expiration of the Title 42 policy credited with blocking millions of crossings.
  • “Experts widely agree that broad-based U.S. sanctions — expanded to an unprecedented level by former President Donald Trump — are a critical contributing factor in the current increase in migration,” the group said.
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