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View Poll Results: Should we end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy?
Yes 15 71.43%
No 6 28.57%
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: The Shires
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Here's a poll -- should we bring the "wet foot, dry foot" policy to an end, once and for all?

Personally, I feel that we should stop allowing Cubans a free pass into this country. Cuba is no worse off than other countries, yet we turn other immigrants away, i.e. Haitians. Cubans have had over 50 years to sort their "mess" out and oust a dictatorship that THEY voted for in the first place. Why is that our problem and why have they failed to overthrow their regime, while those in European countries such as Romania and Poland managed to overthrow their regimes, who were far more heavily armed and dangerous?

We should just end the Cuban embargo, start talking to their leaders and start trading. Let's help the Cubans in Cuba and stop allowing unvetted, undocumented immigration into the already overcrowded metropolis of South Florida -- a policy which has done nothing but harm, IMO. We are basically allowing some extremely bad people to have a free pass into the United States, stealing OUR tax dollars, just because they're Cuban.
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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Of course we should end that policy. Immigration as a whole needs to return to a more structured system.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: The Shires
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Of course we should end that policy. Immigration as a whole needs to return to a more structured system.
We should also end the embargo on Cuba and start talking to their leaders. It may be against our principles (to talk to Communists), but it's the only solution, as unpopular as that may sound.

Once the Cubans in Cuba realize that they're not alone and that the US can be an ally to them, change with happen in their own backyard, albeit slowly.

But just allowing waves of undocumented immigrants free passes into the US is not only morally wrong, but it also poses a security risk.
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I said no BC at this time we are not in communication with Cuba. The embargo should be ended and we should be able to travel to Cuba. How much sense does it make that the most "free" country in the world does not permit its citizens to visit an island 90 miles off its coast? Our current policy gives the Castro regime more power than they would have if there was a more free flow of information and communication with the people of Cuba and the USA.

OT, but something that would help in the interim- air drop a bunch of laptops with wireless internet devices throughout the country. Radio Free Cuba for the 21st century!
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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The policy should end. Why are Cuban illegal aliens given a chance instead of the others who want to come here.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:48 PM
 
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End it, they are worse of than others that they should get a free pass. Members of the military who marry foreign women while serving overseas have a hard time bring their wife to America. If they can't get a free pass why should Cubans. Also Haitians are much worse off they don't get a free pass either.
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