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US Working to Accept Exiled Cuban Prisoners

Monday, 04 Oct 2010 08:02 PM

 

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HAVANA (AP) — The United States is working on a plan to bring the vast majority of exiled Cuban political prisoners from Spain to America, and has already processed the first case, a senior State Department official has told The Associated Press.

There are three dozen Cuban political prisoners already in Spain, along with more than 100 family members. The official said that nearly all are likely to accept the offer.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the program, which has not yet been announced. The plan gets around a Catch-22 whereby Cubans who left the island were no longer considered in harm's way, and thus not eligible for traditional asylum requests in the U.S.

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