All About Cuban Adjustment: FAQs for Legal Practitioners

Last Updated

July 21, 2021
The Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, or CAA, created a pathway for Cubans and their family members to adjust status in the United States as long as they meet certain requirements. Despite an improvement of relations with Cuba, the CAA is alive and well, and many Cubans continue to be eligible to adjust under its parameters. This resource answers frequently asked questions about the CAA, including those regarding the eligibility requirements of inspection and admission or parole, physical presence, and admissibility. It also covers how non-Cuban family members can qualify under the CAA, including those who have been subjected to battery or abuse. Finally, the FAQ explores the process of applying for adjustment under the CAA and the availability of benefits pending adjudication.