(Miami, FL) – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) made the following statement regarding the increase in Cubans arriving to the United States.

Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“Many Cubans are risking their lives to cross the dangerous Florida Straits or through routes on land in an uncertain journey to our community since the Obama administration’s ill-advised opening to the Castro regime. Cubans on the island have seen President Obama stretch our nation’s hand of support out to the Castro dictatorship and the Cuban people have concluded that this will extend the life of the tyranny so they are escaping in any way they are able. This increase is a testament that the lives of everyday Cubans are not improving due to Castro’s repressive regime which stifles any political or economic freedom or due to President Obama’s disastrous shift in policy.”