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While Cuban-Americans in Florida came out big for Trump, Cubans stuck in Mexico pinned their hopes on Biden

Added 12-01-20 07:14:01pm EST - “"I will remain hoping for a change. I'm glad Trump is out for good, and no thanks to my family in Florida," a Cuban doctor in Mexico told Insider.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “While Cuban-Americans in Florida came out big for Trump, Cubans stuck in Mexico pinned their hopes on Biden”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CIUDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO — While thousands of Cuban-Americans voted to reelect President Donald Trump, giving him a wide victory on key states like Florida even as he fell short nationally, Trump's policies left many of their family members out to dry at the US-Mexico border.

"They didn't think of us, of me. They can vote whatever they want. They are free to do so, but still I was hoping they would think of what it would mean for me if Trump won," said Leydy Gonzalez, a 30-year-old Cuban doctor stranded in Mexico.

Leydy left Cuba nearly two years ago to reunite with her family in Florida. But as she was traveling things changed: Trump implemented one of his most controversial immigration policies, the Migrant Protection Protocols — known as "Remain in Mexico" — under which non-Mexican asylum-seekers in the US are sent to Mexican cities to await asylum hearings in US immigration courts.

Cuban migrants in Ciudad Juarez react after media announced that Biden won the US presidential election, November 7, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

"I'm really hoping for Biden to end this policy and at least give us a chance to stand in court and fight our cases," said Leydy.

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