Wait for Trump’s decisions is personal for south Florida’s Cuban, Haitian immigrants – Florida News

Wait for Trump’s decisions is personal for south Florida’s Cuban, Haitian immigrants – Florida News

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What do South Florida Cuban and Haitian immigrants want to see from trump’s policies?
Dorothy Edwards/Naples Daily News

MIAMI – Natalie Marquis, a second-generation Cuban-American, struggled with her choice for president last year.

When it came time to mark her ballot, she chose Donald Trump because she believed he would increase border security, exercise diplomatic strength and take a tougher stand against Cuba’s Castro government.

“I have hopes that if he takes on the right approach with Cuba, it would hopefully reflect a better approach all around regarding immigration and foreign policy,” said Marquis, a 35-year-old Republican who considered supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton because she is a woman and for her education proposals.

Trump is scheduled to announce new policies toward Cuba during a visit here Friday, returning to the city where he promised Cuban-Americans during the campaign that he would reverse President Barack Obama’s actions.

Trump is expected to tighten restrictions on travel and trade with the communist country, although many younger Cubans celebrated Obama’s move to open relations.

Trump also is considering changes that could affect another significant immigrant group in South Florida. His…

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