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Equal Rights Proposition Outline: Cubans
Alessandra T House, Steven Sakir, Erica Flore-Mota, Marisela Leon, Richard Ramirez Soc/315
October 18, 2012
Marta McKenna

Equal Rights Proposition Outline: Cubans
I. Issues, challenges and opportunities experienced by this group in the labor force: A. Issues
1. More than 33% of Cuban American households earn less than 20,000 per year 2. A lot of Cubans still have not achieved the “American dream” B. Challenges
1. Came from a communist country
2. Adapting to the “American Way”
C. Opportunities
1. Most Cuban-American were employed 1989 and 1990
2. Their rate of unemployment is lower than the Puerto Ricans and Mexicans 3. Cuban Americans are better offer financially than other Hispanics 4. Cubans are a successful migrant group

II. How Society has constructed this group’s identity: A. Identity
1. Cuban Americans are considered conservative politically 2. There are known as great entrepreneurs
3. Business are mostly built to cater to Cubans
4. Cuban American women have more authority here than in Cuba 5. Children have more freedom here in the USA
III. Legal Framework:
A. Restrictions on travel to Cuba have been a contentious component in U.S. efforts since the early 1960s. B. 1963 until 1977, travel to Cuba was effectively banned under the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) issued by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to implement the embargo. C. Under the Bush Administration, restrictions on travel and on private remittances to Cuba were tightened

1. Mixed reaction to administration, especially opposed within the Cuban American community D. Easing of restrictions
1. President Obama providing new general licenses
2. Specific license categories
A. Purposeful travel: Religion/ educational
B. Remittances: currency
C. Family visits...
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