The Act was a taxation measure enacted to raise revenues for a standing British army in America.
News of improved Cuban-American relations has been hitting the fast lane recently, benefiting citizens of both nations.
A growing number of foreign diplomats are complaining to U.S. government officials about Donald Trump.
"My fear is in two years, pipes will be fixed but all the injustices that brought this about will remain."
Efforts to bring some sanity and humanity into U.S. immigration policy are stalled in Congress and the courts.
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Ending restrictions on U.S. tourist travel, expanding U.S. exports to Cuba - both are topics that are unlikely to survive the rigors of Republican-dominated Congress.
"We call upon Congress to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act," which has "led to the deaths of Cubans crossing the Florida Straits in boats."