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Old 12-04-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Miami (for now)
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We all know that illegal immigration is a huge problem in the US, but how about legal immigration, i.e. the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, allowing Cubans to ship over to our shores.

Have you been to Miami (or South Florida) lately? You think California is bad---try being a "gringo" and living here without speaking Espanol. Miami has gone from a nice resort town to an urban mass of decay, which resembles San Juan more than it resembles anywhere in the United States. You complain about Mexifornia, but what about North Cuba? Just because these are legal immigrants, it doesn't make it right, especially as Americans are/have been driven away from South Florida because of the situation down here.

My question is why does the "wet foot, dry foot" rule still stand and why are Cubans allowed in, while Haitians are turned away? Cubans have had decades to get rid of Castro, yet they choose to come to the US instead. The funny part is that I don't wish to sound racist, but they are literally destroying South Florida. You think Mexicans refuse to assimilate? Try living in Miami, in which not only do people refuse to assimilate, but they don't even bother to learn English and many actually discriminate against Anglo-Americans who don't know Spanish (this is true).

What are your thoughts on this? Should we stop "wet foot, dry foot" now, or keep letting the Cubans wash up on our shores?
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: California
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There was already a thread on this.. which I think has since closed.
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Miami (for now)
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There was already a thread on this.. which I think has since closed.
Where is the thread?

If it's closed, I wouldn't have been able to contribute to it anyway
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: California
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Your in luck, its not closed.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/immig...ot-policy.html
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:57 PM
 
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We all know that illegal immigration is a huge problem in the US, but how about legal immigration, i.e. the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, allowing Cubans to ship over to our shores.

Have you been to Miami (or South Florida) lately? You think California is bad---try being a "gringo" and living here without speaking Espanol. Miami has gone from a nice resort town to an urban mass of decay, which resembles San Juan more than it resembles anywhere in the United States. You complain about Mexifornia, but what about North Cuba? Just because these are legal immigrants, it doesn't make it right, especially as Americans are/have been driven away from South Florida because of the situation down here.

My question is why does the "wet foot, dry foot" rule still stand and why are Cubans allowed in, while Haitians are turned away? Cubans have had decades to get rid of Castro, yet they choose to come to the US instead. The funny part is that I don't wish to sound racist, but they are literally destroying South Florida. You think Mexicans refuse to assimilate? Try living in Miami, in which not only do people refuse to assimilate, but they don't even bother to learn English and many actually discriminate against Anglo-Americans who don't know Spanish (this is true).

What are your thoughts on this? Should we stop "wet foot, dry foot" now, or keep letting the Cubans wash up on our shores?
I oppose the wet foot dry foot policy. It's primarily a politically oriented policy with no real reason for it to exist. But on a wider scope, I oppose all legal immigration at this time. In the last 50 odd years we've doubled our population with most of the growth resulting from immigration and immigrates having children.

We need to establish a complete moratorium on all immigration as soon as possible. For all intents and purposes we have no immigration policy anyway. If you can't get in legally then just sneak in. Chances are you won't get caught, and the democrats will be pushing an amnesty after this next election cycle anyway. The wet foot, dry foot policy flies in the face of this. Besides, Castro is going to die soon anyway. Democracy will come to Cuba, and our immigration policies should normalize.
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I oppose the wet foot dry foot policy. It's primarily a politically oriented policy with no real reason for it to exist. But on a wider scope, I oppose all legal immigration at this time. In the last 50 odd years we've doubled our population with most of the growth resulting from immigration and immigrates having children.

We need to establish a complete moratorium on all immigration as soon as possible. For all intents and purposes we have no immigration policy anyway. If you can't get in legally then just sneak in. Chances are you won't get caught, and the democrats will be pushing an amnesty after this next election cycle anyway. The wet foot, dry foot policy flies in the face of this. Besides, Castro is going to die soon anyway. Democracy will come to Cuba, and our immigration policies should normalize.
I respectfully disagree about banning all immigration-------although; I am OK with using the 1965 on down guidelines.
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:02 PM
 
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Scarey in Miami. I was there 7 years ago and asked the cashier in Walmart a question. She spoke zero English and I've been ranting ever since.
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:03 PM
 
Location: California
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I oppose the wet foot dry foot policy. It's primarily a politically oriented policy with no real reason for it to exist. But on a wider scope, I oppose all legal immigration at this time. In the last 50 odd years we've doubled our population with most of the growth resulting from immigration and immigrates having children.

We need to establish a complete moratorium on all immigration as soon as possible. For all intents and purposes we have no immigration policy anyway. If you can't get in legally then just sneak in. Chances are you won't get caught, and the democrats will be pushing an amnesty after this next election cycle anyway. The wet foot, dry foot policy flies in the face of this. Besides, Castro is going to die soon anyway. Democracy will come to Cuba, and our immigration policies should normalize.
Are you kidding me? Castro's brother will take over who is also a communist.
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Miami (for now)
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Scarey in Miami. I was there 7 years ago and asked the cashier in Walmart a question. She spoke zero English and I've been ranting ever since.
Try living here. It makes Los Angeles look like the most apple pie/American city in the US!
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Miami (for now)
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Are you kidding me? Castro's brother will take over who is also a communist.
What gets me is that Eastern European nations managed to overthrow Communist dictators and establish democracy. Why can't Cubans? Oh wait, they choose to hop on a raft and escape to Miami instead of actually helping their own country achieve democracy.
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