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Old May 10, 14, 11:38 pm
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Originally Posted by SJOGuy View Post
Is unlicensed travel to Cuba illegal? Yes, it is, as the law stands now. Will you be caught? Will you be hassled? Will you be prosecuted? Those questions are much more difficult to answer. The answer is not a 100% no, don't worry about it. There is some risk, however small it may be, and people have to decide if they want to assume that risk.
There are occasions where those charged to enforce a law have made a rather clear decision not to enforce the law. That is the President's, or in the case of state law, a governor's discretion.

Here, I think President Obama could not have sent a clearer signal about his views concerning unlicensed travel-related transactions with Cuba:

Civil penalties imposed in 2009: 3
In 2010: 1
Since 2011: none

(see post #21, above)

Yes, I suppose tomorrow our President could change his mind and start prosecuting unlicensed travel to Cuba to the fullest extent possible under the law -- maybe even launching criminal prosecutions. It's possible. Lots of things are possible.
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