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Rubio Won't Advocate For Return of 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Cuban Policy

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By    |   Monday, 16 Jan 2017 10:33 PM

Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday America's policy on Cuban refugees, which President Barack Obama drastically altered last week, was destined to be changed.

Rubio told reporters he will not advocate for the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, which allowed Cubans who safely made it to the U.S. to stay, to be reinstated after Obama ended it.

"Wet foot/dry foot — and the Cuban Adjustment Act in general — was in danger," the Florida Republican and former presidential candidate said, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

"There's been well-documented abuses of the program.

"In my view, the Cuban Adjustment Act was going to be changed one way or another."

Rubio's parents emigrated from Cuba before he was born.

Under the new policy, Cubans who illegally make it to the U.S. will be allowed to stay if they are successful at claiming political asylum. Rubio wants to make sure that process goes smoothly.

"I don't want to see stories about people who came that way and were sent back to Cuba," he said.

Rubio initially blasted Obama's decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, calling it "absurd."

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