First Group of Cuban Refugees Leave Costa Rica for U.S.
Cuban migrant Sylenay Valle (C) holds her 10 month-old son Yeryko at a shelter in Liberia, Costa Rica, November 26, 2015. Thousands of Cubans remain stuck on the Costa Rican side of the border with Nicaragua after Managua refused at a regional summit on Tuesday to open its doors to a wave of migrants heading for the United States. Fearing the recent rapprochement between Havana and Washington could end preferential U.S. policies for Cuban migrants, thousands of people from the Communist-ruled island have been crossing into South America and traveling through Central America hoping to reach U.S. soil. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate Juan Carlos Ulate / Reuters
WTVJ reporter Laura Rodriguez talks to José Díaz-Balart about the 180 Cuban migrants who left Costa Rica to travel to the U.S. while thousands wait for the same opportunity.