Cuban migration surges over land and by sea

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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, Ivan Lee, 12, says goodbye to a family member before traveling to Miami, Florida, where he will reunite with his mother who has been living there for years, as he prepares to board a plane at airport after a new law took effect ending the island's much-hated exit visa requirement, in Havana, Cuba. The government extended in 2013 the length of time Cubans can be gone without losing residency rights from one year to two. That means migrants now can obtain U.S. residency and still return to Cuba for extended periods, receive government benefits and even invest money earned in the U.S. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)HAVANA (AP) — The number of Cubans heading to the United States has soared since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, and instead of making the risky journey by raft across the Florida Straits, most are now passing through Mexico or flying straight to the U.S.