Although Americans tourists are banned from entering the country, I went under the journalism category.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible  (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.



ICE raid a local Deaf club arresting several undocumented Deaf at their annual banquet where a prominent Deaf lawyer addressing the crowd on "Immigration Rights." They were handcuffed and taken to a detention center awaiting deportation back to Mexico. Deaf are now in fear that ICE may conduct similar raids across the nation. I don't agree with their argument that we Deaf are a burden to our society as we all share the same American dream so give us a chance to become productive citizens. 

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