Now the siblings take turns flying back to care for them, Valdés said, admitting that he had been chastised by U.S. officials who repeatedly caught him breaking the Bush-era travel restrictions.
“I’ve got a file this long,” Valdés joked, stretching his arms wide. “I hope they threw it in the trash.”
Oh imagine all the families that were separated by the ruthless Bush and his despotic policies. I’ve been saying it all along, the travel restrictions for family travel were merely a symbolic reminder that Cuba is special case. We allow Cubans to come with open arms and of those to whom much is given, something should be asked. This is why Obama’s lifting of these restrictions (assuming he doesn’t go further) will not result in a huge boom of travel to Cuba by Cuban-Americans. The ones that wanted to do it were already doing it.