Cuban Immigration

The immigration of Cubans to the America's

What if your country was in disadvantaged and in peril ? would you make a daring and long journey to another country for a better life? This is what the Cubans did.

When was the immigration of Cuban's

The wave of cuban immigrants came in about 1959. They began coming to the u.s because they were pushed out of Cuba during the conclusion of world war two. The majority of Cuban's settled in Miami and New York city in urban communities, they got jobs to make a living for themselves and built a life.

Why did cubans migrate to the U.S?

The first wave of Cuban immigrants came to the u.s because of Fidel Castro. They feared for the worst when he became the leader of the government in 1959 so many of them left the country for more job opportunity, safety and a better chance at a stable and healthy life and others were pushed out onto the shores of the U.S.A near Florida.

How did cuban immigrants travel to the U.S?

They used boats and boat lifts.

U.S policies or laws in place?

U.S policies included that the immigrants must have authorized admission into the country. And there was also the Refugee-Escapee act of 1957 and the Refugee-Relief act which tries to steady the number of immigrants.

Number of members?

The fist wave: in 1959 during the fall of the Batista government and the time Castro took over total of 114,642 Cubans immigrated to the U.S.

How Cuban's were treated in the U.S

Cuban's were portrayed as if they were not as smart or as of they were undesirable and unable to carry out simple task. They felt as if the Cuban immigrants weren't as good as them. Cuban's settled in more urban types of areas away from the whites.

Most common cuban immigrant jobs

These were the cuban immigrants most common jobs:

-Gas station attendants


Effects on U.S culture

Miami holds many cuban celebrations such as three kings parade, Calle ocha where they celebrate the Cuban people. There is also a downtown place called little havana where people from all over go to visit. 70% of the cuban population resides in Miami.

Influence on homeland

Cuba and the U.S have always had a distant relationship.