In this Nov. 21, 2015 file photo, flip flops decorated with a U.S. flag motif lay next to its owner, a Cuban migrant sleeping inside of the public restroom inside the border control building in Penas Blancas, Costa Rica, on the border with Nicaragua. Once Cubans reach the U.S. border, they can just show up at an established U.S. port of entry and declare their nationality, avoiding the dangerous desert crossings that confront many migrants who try to avoid U.S. border patrol.
In this Nov. 21, 2015 file photo, flip flops decorated with a U.S. flag motif lay next to its owner, a Cuban migrant sleeping inside of the public restroom inside the border control building in Penas Blancas, Costa Rica, on the border with Nicaragua. Once Cubans reach the U.S. border, they can just show up at an established U.S. port of entry and declare their nationality, avoiding the dangerous desert crossings that confront many migrants who try to avoid U.S. border patrol. Esteban Felix AP
In this Nov. 21, 2015 file photo, flip flops decorated with a U.S. flag motif lay next to its owner, a Cuban migrant sleeping inside of the public restroom inside the border control building in Penas Blancas, Costa Rica, on the border with Nicaragua. Once Cubans reach the U.S. border, they can just show up at an established U.S. port of entry and declare their nationality, avoiding the dangerous desert crossings that confront many migrants who try to avoid U.S. border patrol. Esteban Felix AP

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