This freakin' guy.
With one week left in his administration, Obama has decided to eliminate the United States' policy of granting residency to any Cubans who reach America's shores, but turning back those who are picked up in the water - commonly known as the Wet-Foot Dry-Foot Policy.
The idea behind granting Cubans this special status in immigration is that we're acknowledging that Cuba is essentially a prison for it's people and they aren't allowed to immigrate through natural channels. Essentially, the people there are under a dictatorship, and they're seeking freedom in the US.
Apparently, Obama has had enough of treating Cuba as an authoritarian regime, and he's decided to end this policy. Honestly, I wouldn't have a problem with this change in the policy of the US had been able to get Cuba to agree to allow it's people to immigrate normally.
Did we get that? Nope.