Jay & Bey

As usual, instead of fixing important things like jobs, war and deficit are instead focusing on harassing celebrities. Is it illegal for Americans to travel to Cuba without a government visa for an educational exchange between the two countries. As it was widely publicized as an anniversary trip in the media, the trip raised some eyebrows of activists and the government.

Sarah Nafissa

Rep.Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart wrote an open letter to the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control asking for an investigation to see if the couple broke the law.

The letter reads:
“We write to express concern and to request information regarding the highly publicized trip by U.S. musicians Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Beyoncé) and Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) to Cuba. We would like to respectfully request, within all applicable rules and guidelines, information regarding the type of license that Beyoncé and Jay-Z received, for what purpose, and who approved such travel. […]

Cuba’s tourism industry is wholly state-controlled; therefore, U.S. dollars spent on Cuban tourism directly fund the machinery of oppression that brutally represses the Cuban people.

Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described the couple’s trip as tourism, and the Castro regime touted it as such in its propaganda.”

What do you think about their trip to Cuba? Check out their Cuba pics in the gallery.

Perez Hilton