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  • Curbelo's Refugee Benefits Reform Bill Surpasses 50 Co-Sponsors
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) surpassed 50 co-sponsors on his bill, H.R.4247, The Cuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement: “I am pleased that this bipartisan bill has received abundant support in Congress as well as in our South Florida community. I thank my colleagues from across the country who have co-sponsored the Cuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act, including: Financial Services Chairman Hensarling, Homeland Security Chairm... Read more

  • Curbelo Demands Repatriation of Fugitives in Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—The Castro dictatorship continues to provide safe harbor to many fugitives convicted of murdering Americans and law enforcement officers. Medicare, credit card, and mortgage fraudsters have avoided American prosecution by jumping bail and fleeing back to Cuba. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement after reading this Miami Herald article: “Since the President’s “normalization” process with the dictatorship, the Castros continue to provide sanctuary to Medicare fra... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Visits Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Recently, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) visited the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. He released the following statement about his experience. "This week I visited the US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay – a critical military and national security asset serving key roles in the war on terrorism, drug and migrant interdiction, and as a strategic forward base for the Atlantic Fleet. Every day approximately 7,000 US military personnel and contractors go to work at GTMO to keep our country ... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on POTUS’s Remarks in Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Today, President Obama delivered a speech in Havana, Cuba about future relations between the United States and Cuba. "The President's speech today was a major improvement from yesterday's disastrous joint press conference in which the leader of the greatest nation in the world was subjected to a babbling and cynical lecture from a third world dictator on human rights and social justice. I appreciate the President's optimism for the future of Cuba and his nod to the exile communi... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on Immigration Amicus Brief
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—In 2014, the Obama Administration began taking action to “fix” our nation’s flawed immigration system. More than twenty-five states or state officials have filed a suit challenging the Administration’s increased acceptance of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Today, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution authorizing Speaker Ryan to appear on behalf of the House in the matter of the DACA court case, United States vs. Texas. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) offere... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Calls Guantanamo Bay Closure Dangerous
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Miami, Florida—This morning, President Obama revealed his plans to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement: "The detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is a critical military asset in fighting the war on terror. It houses some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists who are responsible for the deadliest attacks against civilians in our country’s history. Americans have legitimate concerns and seri... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo's Response to the State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Last night, President Obama addressed the Nation during his last State of the Union Address. Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement: “After hearing President Obama’s final State of the Union Address, it is abundantly clear that our leaders must search for common ground now more than ever. To elicit positive change in our communities, both parties must work together to craft solutions. We have already seen willingness to come together and pass laws that will addres... Read more

  • Cuban-Americans in House Unanimously Support Cuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement highlighting the unanimous support for his legislation, H.R. 4247, the Cuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act, by Cuban-Americans serving in the House of Representatives. This bill eliminates the automatic and immediate eligibility of Cubans for the Refugee Assistance Program, protecting the program for those that fled Cuba due to persecution. “I commend the leadership of my fellow Cuban-American House Members, Reps. Il... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo Introduces the Cuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Curbelo introduced H.R. 4247, the Cuban Immigrant Work Opportunity Act. A provision in the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980 treats ALL Cuban immigrants, regardless of their reasons for leaving the island, as refugees and asylees by granting them access to the federal Refugee Resettlement Program. Unfortunately, recent reports indicate that this program has been grossly abused, allowing non-refugees to participate in the program and collecting benefits while l... Read more

  • Curbelo on Wegmann Release
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Today, it was announced that Shawn Wegmann, an American fugitive, has been returned to the U.S. after fleeing to Cuba. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement: "I am pleased to learn that Shawn Wegmann, an American citizen and alleged enforcer for a motorcycle gang, has been repatriated back to the United States to face American justice after trying to find sanctuary in Cuba. While this is an encouraging development, the Castro dictatorship continues to prov... Read more

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