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Why Cuban ‘wet-foot, dry-foot’ debate could end

There are references to it almost every day now in Miami's newspaper.

The number of Cubans attempting to enter the country illegally by sea and, if they make it to land, take advantage of a unique option to eventually become U.S. citizens open only to Cubans has surged dramatically.

Most U.S. and Cuban officials and Cuba observers have attributed the shift to the fact that the U.S. is moving toward normalizing relations with Cuba. More specifically, Cubans who want off the island fear that the American policy -- officially dubbed the "Cuban Adjustment Act" but known far more widely as "wet-foot dry-foot" -- will come to an end. Rumors are reportedly flying all over the island.

Click here for the full report by The Washington Post.