Event

The Cuban Migration Crisis: Facts, Fairness, and Integrity in Reporting

Independent taxi in Havana with the flags of the United States and Cuba. Image courtesy of 14ymedio. Cuba.

Independent taxi in Havana with the flags of the United States and Cuba. Image courtesy of 14ymedio. Cuba.

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 6:00PM
Syracuse University
Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium
215 University Place
Syracuse, NY 13210
United States

Join Rolando Arrieta on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Syracuse University for a presentation on his Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project, "A New Era of Cuban Migration." 

The Obama administration’s decision to end the “wet foot, dry foot” policy in January 2017 created a migration and humanitarian crisis in Central and South America.

Over 2,000 Cubans found themselves “in-transit” to the United States. They were left in a quagmire. The migrants had no resources to return to Cuba–they sold all of their belonging to set out on their trip to the United States.

With the change in U.S. policy, these migrants had no clear way of legally entering the country.

Arrieta's talk is part of a two-day visit to this Campus Consortium partner, which will consists of visits to classes, a podcast workshop, and both formal and informal conversations with students and faculty.