Cuban athletes face a treacherous journey in venturing from Cuba to the United States in order to pursue their dreams of becoming professional athletes. The MLB-FCB Agreement of 2018 sought to ease this journey by alleviating the smuggling of Cuban athletes by violent gangs and criminal organizations. However, the Agreement was declared unconstitutional by the Trump administration months later. This Comment analyzes the MLB-FCB Agreement, including the benefits and risks associated with it, and presents potential alternate solutions to cut down on the trafficking of Cuban athletes.
College of Law
Northern Illinois University Law Review
"America’s Pastime: Human Trafficking, Cuba, and the Road to the Show,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 40:
3, Article 1.
Cole Burton, Comment, America’s Pastime: Human Trafficking, Cuba, and the Road to the Show, 40 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 286 (2020).