Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., during an exchange earlier this month with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn. On Wednesday, Rubio moved to end Cuban immigrants’ automatic right to refugee status.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., during an exchange earlier this month with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn. On Wednesday, Rubio moved to end Cuban immigrants’ automatic right to refugee status. Andrew Harnik AP
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., during an exchange earlier this month with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn. On Wednesday, Rubio moved to end Cuban immigrants’ automatic right to refugee status. Andrew Harnik AP

Sen. Marco Rubio seeks end to special refugee status for Cuban immigrants

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