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Old 12-05-2007, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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We have the wet foot dry foot rule just to tick off Castro, we do business with many despots that are far worse than him but the government knows that he helped to facilitate the assisination of JFK after we tried to kill him and failed like fifteen times.

We give 10 billion a year to Musharuf in Pakistan and there is no wet foot dry foot rule for Hatians or Ecuadorians and yes I can recognize a Cuban accent it's very pronounced as is a Puerto Rican or Mexican or a Georgian's or a Brooklynite's

I have just one question... When the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock didn't they land on the natives that were already here? Karma always comes and taps you on the shoulder it may take three hundred years but it does...a country founded and built by immigrants should not be so rightetously indignant when the demography changes. Our forefathers stole this land basically and now we have to share and don't like it. Too bad
And; the Navajo Indians immigrated here about 900 years ago-------remember that some Vikings came here before the Navajo.

Who has more right to be here?

As far as I am concerned: all of the above as well as us Americans today of any race/ethnicity are de facto grandfathered in.

We as a people now have an organized culture and we will defend ourselves.

The 'Hispanics' too were interlopers (Cortez and his people brought Hispanic culture) by conquering the Aztecs, etc.-------and, the descendants of the above, despite the indigenous women being raped, etc. have embraced the conquerers' culture.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:00 AM
 
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I think the policy toward Cuba is unfair, especially since the Haitians who reach dry land are sent back.

It has to be one way or the other. If we're doing this for one country run by a dictator, we should do it for every country with a dictator, yes? Or, for any other reason - like economic problems, or whatever.

This is why the Mexican illegal immigration is unfair, too - we don't let any other countries send so many to us, against the law. Hell - lots of Africans, or Asians, or whoever would like to come, too.
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Toledo
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The wet foot dry foot policy is favoritism plain and simple. It needs to be abolished.
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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The wet foot dry foot policy is favoritism plain and simple. It needs to be abolished.
These days; I have to agree..................
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:49 PM
 
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The wet foot dry foot policy is favoritism plain and simple. It needs to be abolished.
AGREED!!!!!
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: California
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The wet foot dry foot policy is favoritism plain and simple. It needs to be abolished.
I agree as well.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Miami (for now)
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You really are much too kind in your comments and, you sound very familiar too. BTW, there are no "illegal" Cubans.

You also have a typo.
Well sir/madam, I have never heard of you, so I don't understand how I am familiar to you? I also don't appreciate your flippant attitude and if I had my way, all floaters (Cubans) would be illegal as they've had decades to get rid of Castro, but Cubans choose to flee to Florida instead, then the real kicker is that they refuse to assimilate.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:59 PM
 
Location: California
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Well sir/madam, I have never heard of you, so I don't understand how I am familiar to you? I also don't appreciate your flippant attitude and if I had my way, all floaters (Cubans) would be illegal as they've had decades to get rid of Castro, but Cubans choose to flee to Florida instead, then the real kicker is that they refuse to assimilate.
We shouldn't expect recent immigrants to assimilate quickly into mainstream American culture. Give it a generation or two.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Miami (for now)
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We shouldn't expect recent immigrants to assimilate quickly into mainstream American culture. Give it a generation or two.
I realize that it may take time, but they should at least make an effort. If you make a conscious decision to move to another country, you have to at least go some way towards assimilating, even if respecting the laws and the culture of your new country go hand in hand with keeping ties with your former country of residence. My biggest gripe with many of the Cubans in Miami is that they don't even try (at least for the most part). I have been to California and I find the Cubans to be more rude and less Americanized than Mexicans, only difference is that Cubans are "legal" because of that wet foot, dry foot cr*p. I have not had good experiences with Cubans here and many of them have helped ruin Miami and turn it into an extremely rude and unbearable city to live in. Even at work (I work for an AMERICAN firm), the Cubans converse in Spanish and are extremely indifferent to us gringos.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Miami (for now)
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I agree as well.
What annoys me is that Haitians are turned away. Haiti is just as messed up as Cuba, if not more so. I'm not saying that we should allow Haitians OR Cubans in, but wet foot, dry foot is ridiculous and this country is being taken for a damn ride.
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