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Cuban Adjustment Act

If you are a Cuban National living in the U.S. and your dream is to become a permanent resident, you may be able to take advantage of the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA). The Cuban Adjustment Act became law in 1966 at the time of social and political tension between the U.S and Cuba. The U.S wanted to offer assistance to Cuban nationals who were trying to escape from Cuba due to the harsh and violent communist regime. 


Consequently, the Cuban Adjustment Act was passed which made it easier for Cuban nationals to receive a green card in the U.S.


Eligibility for adjustment of status

In order to be eligible for a Green Card under the CAA, you must meet the following requirements:

  • File an application to Register Permanent Residency. 

  • You are a native or citizen of Cuba.

  • You were inspected and admitted or paroled. 

  • You have been physically present in the United States for at least one year since you entered the U.S.

  • You are admissible to the United States for lawful permanent residence or eligible for a waiver of inadmissibility or other form of relief.

Benefits of the CCA are:

  • No claim for asylum is required.

  • Immediate family members such as children and spouses are also eligible for the CAA.

  • No need to provide an affidavit of support.

  • Assignment of social security number.

  • 30-month rollback provision that back dates permanent residency approval.

  • Employment authorization if paroled to the U.S.


If you need assistance from an experienced attorney who speaks Spanish with all your immigration-related cases, please contact De Maio Law at (786)200-7411 or send an email to

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