Biden to lift some Trump-era restrictions on Cuba

The Biden administration is lifting several Trump-era restrictions on Cuba, including on some aspects of travel to the island, caps on family remittances and the issuance of immigration visas.

A State Department statement described the measures as designed “to further support the Cuban people, providing them additional tools to pursue a life free from Cuban government oppression and to seek greater economic opportunities.”…

Under the new measures, the administration will increase capacity at the consulate and reinstate a family reunification parole program.

The Trump-era cap that limited family remittances to $1,000 every three months is to be lifted. A ban on nonfamily remittances will be eased to allow payment to independent Cuban entrepreneurs, and the Treasury Department has issued at least one license to allow direct equity investment in a private Cuban firm.

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