Finally, however, the Sandinistas have given up defending America’s borders. From the BBC:
Central American nations have reached an agreement to allow several thousand Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica for over a month to continue their journey towards the United States. The migrants will be airlifted to El Salvador and put on buses, which will take them to the US.[Comment at Unz.com.]
American legislation gives Cuban migrants preferential treatment. If they arrive at the US border by land they are allowed to enter the country and apply for residency. Those who are intercepted at sea are sent back, under the special immigration policy known as “wet foot, dry foot”.
Many Cuban migrants fear that the thaw in relations between Washington and Havana may put an end to the preferential treatment given to them.