The only national leader who’s gotten close to raising this concern is Representative David Rivera, a Florida Republican, who addressed it during a campaign debate in October with his opponent, Joe Garcia—who ended winning the election. Rivera spoke of revising the existing US law—but not to avert a flood of new Cuban refugees. A Cuba hard-liner, he complained about Cubans who availed themselves of the benefits America offers—but then returned to Cuba, even just for a visit. These people, Rivera averred, should not be allowed to become American citizens.
The sandwich is built on a base of lightly buttered Cuban bread and contains sliced roast pork , thinly sliced Serrano ham , Swiss cheese , dill pickles , and yellow mustard . In Tampa, Genoa salami  is traditionally layered in with the other meats, probably due to influence of Italian immigrants who lived side-by-side with Cubans and Spaniards in Ybor City.  Tomatoes and lettuce are available additions in many restaurants, but these are considered by traditionalists as an unacceptable Americanization of the sandwich.  
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