In another continuation of Trump admin policy?
President Biden, looking at Cuban/American votes in Florida will leave in place Trump admin travel restriction’s for Cuba….
Obama’s effort to lower those restrictions seem to have cost Democrats valuable votes in Florida elections….
President Biden has taken a U-turn from the Obama administration’s policies on Cuba after Democrats lost two consecutive presidential elections in Florida.
While Biden ended or reversed a number of Trump-era policies upon taking office, including the U.S. exit from the Paris climate deal and the so-called Muslim travel ban, former President Obama’s former vice president has kept in place Trump-era restrictions on Cuba following Obama’s openings to the island nation.
The administration has said it’s reviewing the country’s policy on Cuba and hasn’t publicly ruled out changes. But the retention of Trump’s policies so far also follows deeply disappointing results for Democrats among Latino voters in Florida, where Cuban Americans are a vital voting bloc.
“You have to think that the reason that nothing has been done is because of some consideration about how Cuban Americans are going to take a shift in policy,” said Guillermo Grenier, a professor at Florida International University and one of the lead investigators of the school’s Cuba Poll.
Democrats’ troubles in Florida were put into stark relief in November when Trump carried the state for a second time, helped out by big gains in the Miami area, a traditional Democratic stronghold where roughly 7 in 10 residents are Latino. In 2016, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won Miami-Dade County by nearly 30 percentage points, while Biden carried it last year by less than 8 points….