Obama Praises Cuban DREAMers – In Spanish – Touts ‘Opening of the U.S.’


In his “DECLARACIONES DEL PRESIDENTE SOBRE CAMBIOS EN LA POLÍTICA CON CUBA” (Remarks by the President on Policy Changes to Cuba), Pres. Obama praises Cuban illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. in “makeshift raftswith “no more than a shirt and hope in their heart.”

Writing in Spanish about his new policy towards Cuba, Obama touts “the opening of the United States” – and declares that We are all Americans”:

“Dear fellow citizens, the city of Miami is just 200 miles or less of Havana. A number of Cubans have gone to Miami, in aircrafts and makeshift rafts; some with no more than a shirt and with hope in their heart.Today, Miami, is often referred to as the capital of Latin America. But it is also a deeply American city; a place that reminds us that ideals are more important than the color of our skin or the circumstances of our birth; a demonstration of what Cubans can achieve (succeed), and the opening of the United States with our family in the south. We are all Americans.

“Change is hard, in our own lives and in the lives of nations. And change is even harder when we carry the weight of history on our shoulders. But today we’re making these changes because it is the correct thing to do. Today, the United States chooses rid itself of the shackles of the past in order to reach a better future for Cubans, Americans, for the entire hemisphere and the world.

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