“We will make it easier for families to visit their relatives in Cuba and for authorized American travelers to interact with the Cuban people, attend meetings and conduct research,” spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.
The Biden administration is also lifting the $1,000 quarterly family transfer limit “and will support donations to Cuban entrepreneurs, both with the aim of further empowering families to support each other and for entrepreneurs to expand their businesses,” Price said.
Biden promised in September 2020, during the campaign, that he would “try to reverse Trump’s failed policies that have harmed Cubans and their families.” His administration has been reviewing Trump’s Cuba policies since Biden took office in January 2021.
How Biden navigates Cuba could have political implications as he lost Florida to Trump in the 2020 election after the former president repeatedly claimed Biden would turn the US into a “socialist country” if he won, a message that resonated with Cuban Americans.
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