Senators Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez present bill reinstating asylum for enslaved Cuban doctors

A bipartisan bill in the Senate by Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bob Menendez seeks to reinstate asylum for Cuban doctors sent to abroad to work as slaves for the communist Castro dictatorship.

Via AmericaTeVe (my translation):

Menendez and Rubio present bill to provide refuge for Cuban doctors

Cuban American senators have presented a bill that would reinstate the Cuban doctor asylum program shut down by the Obama administration

Cuban American Senators Bob Menendez (D) and Marco Rubio (R) on Thursday once again presented a bill that is aimed at the trafficking of Cuban doctors, the main source of income for the island’s regime, according to official figures.

Rubio and Mendez, the two highest ranking Cuban Americans in Congress, said the legislation will “strengthen measures that hold the Cuban regime accountable for its treatment of people and the exploitation of Cuban doctors, nurses, and other health professionals who are being exploited through so-called ‘foreign medical missions.'”

The bill from the senators requires reports “on the forced labor conditions that Cuban doctors face” and calls for the reinstatement of the Conditional Freedom for Cuban Medical Professionals program, a path medical professionals from the island trafficked by the regime can take to seek asylum in the U.S.

The program, which was shut down by former president Barack Obama after negotiations with the Cuban regime, allows Cuban doctors, nurses, and other health professionals and their immediate family to immigrate to the U.S.

“Cuba’s medical missions, which on the surface appear to be motivated by humanitarian and empathetic reasons, are in reality a coercive scheme of trafficking in persons by the regime that sends Cuban medical professionals into contracted servitude,” said Senator Menendez.

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