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US lifts immigration restrictions for Cuban doctors

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7565.411 (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:411
  1. Sara Carrillo de Albornoz
  1. London

    The United States has announced a change in its immigration policy, with immediate effect, that promotes legal and safe immigration to the US for Cuban medical personnel in third countries. This new measure affects more than 20 000 Cuban doctors currently working in more than 70 countries around the world, mostly in Venezuela. Until now, the only way they could go to the US was as illegal immigrants, claiming political asylum on arrival. The new arrangement will allow them to enter the country legally.


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