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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    Homemade refugee boat found abandoned off MarathonHomemade refugee boat found abandoned off Marathon | boat, marathon, homemade - WPEC 12 West Palm Beach

    December 23, 2011 4:06 PM


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    That this 14-foot makeshift boat is even seaworthy is astounding enough. It looks like a pile of junk metal. But look closely and you see precise welds, a homemade throttle, rudder cut by torch from a street sign and signs of a desperate flight to freedom.

    DUCK KEY, Fla. -- Two Florida fishermen found a boat used by people fleeing Cuba. What makes the boat unique is it appears to be entirely homemade.

    That this 14-foot makeshift boat is even seaworthy is astounding enough. It looks like a pile of junk metal. But look closely and you see precise welds, a homemade throttle, rudder cut by torch from a street sign and signs of a desperate flight to freedom.

    It even has a motor converted from an Isuzu, complete with the muffler that came with the car.
    A pair of fishermen spotted the craft Tuesday adrift 2 miles off Marathon and found an up-close connection to some desperate group's well-planned journey from Cuba, probably within the last week.

    On board were three sets of men's clothing, fuel in plastic bottles, canned food, powdered milk and glucose in IV bags ... and anxiety medication.

    Officials say the people on board were picked up by the Coast Guard and likely will be sent back to their home country.
    The Cuban people continuous to be inspire by the “wonderful” reforms of the Castros tyranny. They are inspired to design ingenious rafts to escape the slave island of Dr. Castro.

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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm a lefty and i don't believe cuba is a wonderful place to live. they do have decent healthcare, however.
    They have arguably the finest Health care in the entire World freely available (so long as you are a member of the Cuban Communist party), otherwise not so good.

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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    The mainstream media bias continues to talk about how wonderful is life in Cuba, at the same time that these tragedies are happening. Lefties try to paint the Castros’ regime as a wonderful place to live, except that they have opted for living someplace else. If that is the case, why 200,000 thousands Cubans have risked their lives on makeshift rafts to escape from Dr. Castro island paradise?
    What could be considered a BIG motivator for these "boat people" is the DEAL they get if they make it to the USA.

    Legal or illegal, they are Immediately given "refugee" status. They IMMEDIATELY receive special housing, money, food, and support in the USA.

    In ONE year, they are GUARANTEED to be issued a PERMANENT Green Card to WORK in the USA, and become a PERMANENT Legal Resident.

    They have a FAR better deal than US citizens born here.

    Ilegal Cuban Migrants Get Immediate Benefits and Services: a Green Card in a Year: Illegal Immigrants from Cuba: Preferential Treatment to get Green Card
    Illegal Cuban Migrants Get Immediate Benefits and Services: a Green Card in a Year
    Cuban migrants get preferential treatment from the U.S. government, and it does not matter if the migrant enters illegally or legally. Since 1959, Cubans have enjoyed a status not accorded to any other immigrant group over time. In this work, I examine both the preferences given to those Cubans entering the country illegally or legally, and discuss the types and reasons for the preferences.

    On Jan. 12, 2010, Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, made the Obama administration’s policy clear: “It is important to note that TPS (Temporary Protected Status) will apply only to those [Haitian] individuals who were in the United States as of January 12, 2010. Those who attempt to travel to the United States after January 12, 2010 will not be eligible for TPS and will be repatriated.”

    “In FY 2008, there were 49,500 Cubans who became legal permanent residents( LPRs)--surpassed only by LPRs from Mexico, China, India and the Philippines. Yet very few Cubans have arrived in the United States through the legal avenues proscribed by the INA.”
    (Ruth Ellen Wasem, “Cuban Migration to the U.S.: Policy and Trends” Congressional Research Service, June 2, 2009.

    The reasons for the differences in the way Cubans are treated from other illegals is the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, Cuban-U.S. migrant agreements of 1994 and 1995, and law added in 1996. The 1966 Act permitted any Cuban who had been in the U.S. for a year and a day, regardless of how they got here, to have their status adjusted to that of a Legal Permanent Resident. Through the use of political power by U.S. Cubans, they have successfully defeated every attempt to repeal the 1966 Act and have been able to add further preferences for Cuban immigrants, whether legal or illegal. It is also a matter of class and resources; Cubans in the U.S. are able to pay thousands of dollars to have traffickers bring Cubans here illegally, to give them jobs, and help them get U.S. government benefits, while most illegals from other countries do not have the same resources or influence. Class and politics matter in immigrants matters, as Napolitano’s remarks vividly point out.

    Rather than applying the laws that are set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act, the U.S. treats Cubans as refugees, thereby allowing temporary entrance into the U.S., and then under the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act, they can apply for permanent residency and eventually citizenship under expediated process designed for them.

    While discussion of migrants is an everyday event, the failure to fully discuss policies of the U.S. toward Cuban immigration is a void that needs to be corrected. While we believe the Cold War is over, there are many who want to keep it alive, if downsized, for political, partisan and policy reasons. On January 15, 2011, we have an example of this tendency in an article in the Wall Street Journal called, “New Prize in Cold War: Cuban Doctors” about the U.S. program to encourage defections of doctors serving in foreign countries. Not only is it an encouragement to lure illegal immigrants--the doctors do not have documents from Cuba allowing them to travel to the U.S.-- but it affects our foreign policy and diplomacy.


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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    26 Cubans Taken Into Custody in the Keys
    26 Cuban migrants reach land in Keys - 01/16/2012 | MiamiHerald.com

    By Alfonso Chardy
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    Monday 16, 2012

    Twenty-six Cubans came ashore near Newfound Harbor in the Florida Keys in what authorities described as a possible migrant-smuggling operation.

    The refugees, who arrived Friday, were taken into custody by the U.S. Border Patrol during an operation that also involved the Coast Guard, according to federal officials who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak about the case.
    Raul Castro’s reforms are so good and so welcome by the Cuban people that they continue escaping from the island paradise on rickety rafts or their relatives pay to human smugglers to take them out of Cuba and bringing to the U.S.

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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    2 Cuban migrants escape Cayman detention
    2 Cuban migrants escape Cayman detention - Cuba - MiamiHerald.com

    By Juan O. Tamayo
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    Two Cuban boatpeople who escaped from a detention center in the Cayman Islands remained at large Tuesday and might have found a way to leave the Caribbean territory, officials said.

    Authorities said Rafael Hidalgo Figueredo and Fernando Figueredo Corrales, both in their 30s, were reported missing Sunday, according to the Cayman News service.

    One Cayman government official involved in the hunt for the Cubans said it was “not beyond the realm of the possible” that the pair might have been picked up by friends or relatives aboard a “go-fast” boat.
    Seems that some of the Castros' slaves have manage to reached freedom after all. They keep getting the hell out of the island of Dr. Castro 53 years later.

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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    Mexico rescues 6 Cubans from drifting boat
    Mexico Rescues 6 Cubans From Drifting Boat | Fox News

    February 06, 2012 | Associated Press

    MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican Navy says it has rescued six Cubans from a makeshift boat adrift off the Caribbean island of Isla Mujeres.

    The Navy says a recreational boat reported the drifting craft. Photos provided by the Navy showed what appeared to be a sort of mast and sail, with inner tubes strapped to the sides.

    The Navy said Monday the six were rescued Sunday and were slightly dehydrated. The men said they left Cuba Jan. 25, aiming to reach Honduras.

    They were turned over to immigration officials.

    Mexico signed a pact with Cuba in 2008 promising to deport illegal Cuban migrants. Before, Mexican generally only briefly detained Cuban migrants and gave them a 10- to 30-day exit order, giving them time to make their way to the United States.
    Because the pact they signed for sure the Mexican authorities will deport them to the island of Dr. Castro. But at the same time the Mexico’s government is very critical of the US because it return the illegal immigrants back to Mexico since they have violated the immigration laws. This is double standard in their part. Mexican immigrants aren’t punished by Mexico laws when they are back, but the Cubans exiles are punished very harshly by the Castroit regime laws.

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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    15 Cuban Migrants Rescued Near Puerto Rico; 1 Dead
    15 Cuban Migrants Rescued Near Puerto Rico; 1 Dead - ABC News

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico February 24, 2012 (AP)

    Fifteen Cuban migrants were rescued and one died after the group tried to swim to two tiny islands just west of Puerto Rico, U.S. authorities said Friday.

    The migrants jumped into the water on Thursday as federal agents and Dominican Navy officers approached a makeshift boat that had departed from the Dominican Republic, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
    Three of the migrants were hospitalized, authorities said.

    Agents arrested two men from the Dominican Republic suspected of smuggling the group to Mona and Monito islands, officials said. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Puerto Rico is seeking extradition of the two suspects being held by Dominican officials, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

    The rescue comes just weeks after 41 Dominican migrants died when their boat capsized in the dangerous Mona Passage hours after departing from the Dominican Republic en route to the U.S. Caribbean territory.

    Cubans are generally allowed to apply for legal residence if they reach U.S. soil under the country's wet foot/dry foot policy.
    More desperate Cubans trying to escape from the brothers Castro gulag. This never happened during the Batista government.

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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country
    Better that they died out there rather than live to mooch off the American tax payers.

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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    Another Cuban dies at sea, one more victim of the Castros’ tyrannical dynasty. The right to travel is a human right concept that most countries respect. The Castroit regime violates article 13 of the international declaration of human rights by restricting Cubans to leave and enter their country. This is the main cause of these deaths.

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    Re: Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave country

    Quote Originally Posted by Pointy View Post
    They have arguably the finest Health care in the entire World freely available (so long as you are a member of the Cuban Communist party), otherwise not so good.
    Nonsense. Cuban hospitals don't ask for your party membership papers when you go in. At most they ask for your ID(carnet) and then tend to you.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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