Carson Admits He’s Not Up To Speed On US-Cuba Policy

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November 4, 2015 6:40 p.m.

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson admitted Wednesday in an interview with The Miami Herald that he didn’t know “a great deal” about a policy that allows Cubans, once they arrive, to stay in the United States.

Carson spoke to the Florida newspaper a day before he his expected to travel to South Florida on his book tour.

Carson was asked for his thoughts on the Cuba “wet-foot, dry-foot policy,” which allows Cubans (if they reach American soil) to stay.

“You’re going to have to explain to me exactly what you mean by that,” Carson reportedly replied. “I have to admit that I don’t know a great deal about that, and I don’t really like to comment until I’ve had a chance to study the issue from both sides.”

Carson was also asked for his stance on the Cuban Adjustment Act, which allows Cubans to apply for legal residency after being in the U.S. for 366 days.

“Again, I’ve not been briefed fully on what that is,” Carson said, adding after a reporter explained the policy that it sounded “perfectly reasonable.”

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