|Seeking a better life outside of Cuba (Al Jazeera)|
Cubans are fleeing Cuba because they want to be free and be the authors of their own destiny not subject to the whims of the Castro family. This is why so many young people are fleeing the island. Twice before the United States sought to embrace the Castro dictatorship and normalize relations with it at the expense of the freedom of the Cuban people during the Carter and Clinton administrations. In both cases human rights worsened in Cuba and tens of thousands of Cubans fled the island. The pattern repeats itself again with the Obama administration. As The White House pursued normalization (2014 - 2016) with the Castro regime 114,132 Cubans fled Cuba for the United States and the number is rising.
Meanwhile U.S. bankers met in Havana with the Castro dictatorship's banking officials that have an interesting relationship with medicare fraud and money laundering.
Cubans are many things, but they are not stupid, and they realize that the United States and many countries around the world have embraced the dictatorship abandoning their aspirations for freedom. This is why they are leaving Cuba in mass.
The Castro regime like a broken clock has got it half right. The Obama administration is partially responsible for the surge in migration from Cuba, but the main reason is that the Castro regime has turned Cuba into a hellhole.