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- January 2017 (Creation)
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The 2017 "Wet Foot, Dry Foot" Policy Change Twitter Archive collection contains a dataset of tweets collected from Twitter microblogging platform when President Obama suspended the former interpretation of the 1995 revision of the application of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966. Beginning January 12, 2017, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to removal, consistent with U.S. law and enforcement priorities.
During the announcement, the Cuban Heritage Collection collected tweets relating to the following phrases and hashtags: #Cuba, #Cubans, #CubanAdjustmentAct, #LeyDeAjusteCubano, #WetFootDryFoot, and #PieSecoPieMojado.
The tweets collected by the Cuban Heritage Collection for this data archive do not represent an exhaustive or complete record of all tweets relating to the targeted hashtags due to restrictions on tweet volume accessed via the Twitter API.
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Due to Twitter's Terms of Service, this data archive is only accessible onsite at the University of Miami.
Preferred citation: 2017 "Wet Foot, Dry Foot" Policy Change Twitter Archive, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.
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