Today in Latin American History
Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act was Enacted in 1966
Today in Latin American history, the Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act which allowed 123,000 Cubans to apply for permanent residence in the U.S. was enacted in 1966.
Passed by the 89th United States Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, the law applies to any native or citizen of Cuba who has been inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States after January 1, 1959 and has been physically present for at least one year; and is admissible to the United States as a permanent resident.
The Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1976 reduced this time to one year. Caps on immigration do not apply and it is not necessary that the applicant use a family-based or employment-based immigrant visa petition.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Uruguayan footballer Darío Silva who plays for the National team & Málaga CF was born in 1972
- Today in LatAm history, Colombian baseball player Orlando Cabrera who played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Angels was born in 1974
- Today in LatAm history, Uruguayan footballer Diego Lugano who plays for the Nationall team & Paris Saint-Germain was born in 1980
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Wilson Betemit who plays for the Baltimore Orioles was born in 1981
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican footballer Rafael Márquez Lugo who plays for the Nationall team & Chivas USA was born in 1981
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban baseball player Yunel Escobar who plays for the Toronto Blue Jays was born in 1982