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Old 05-04-2010, 10:58 PM
 
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Seems like a double standard. If you come from Cuba you are granted automatic residency, but if you come from other countries you need to have the proper documentation.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:04 PM
 
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I really have no idea why the U.S still has this agreement with the Cubans. It really is a double-standard as technically you can be deported if you haven't touched land. Ironically, Mexico has deported Cubans back to Cuba, these same cubans were making their way to the U.S.

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Old 05-04-2010, 11:08 PM
 
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I really have no idea why the U.S still has this agreement with the Cubans. It really is a double-standard as technically you can be deported if you haven't touched land. Ironically, Mexico has deported Cubans back to Cuba, these same cubans were making their way to the U.S.

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The second they touch land they are granted asylum. Why would a Cuban go the the US through Mexico, makes no sense. Why would Mexico allow them in only to deport them. Sounds fishy to me.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:17 PM
 
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The second they touch land they are granted asylum. Why would a Cuban go the the US through Mexico, makes no sense. Why would Mexico allow them in only to deport them. Sounds fishy to me.
Did you read the article? Mexico is not necessarily allowing them in.

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Mexico can still grant asylum on a case-by-case basis to migrants, but the accord contained no specific guarantees that those returned to Cuba would not face reprisals. Both countries can reserve the right to deny entry to anyone it sees as a security risk.

Why would they go through Mexico?

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Cuban migrants in recent years have increasingly headed for Mexico often to the coast near Cancun then overland to Texas because it has become so hard to dodge the U.S. Coast Guard and reach Florida to qualify for U.S. residency.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:32 AM
 
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Why would a Cuban go the the US through Mexico, makes no sense.
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Why would they go through Mexico?
Becuase Cubans can get a cheap, direct flight to Mexico and access the US by land. As soon as they hop the border they are Americans!

Would you rather access a place on a flimsy raft in shark-infested waters or would you rather hop over a fence?
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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Becuase Cubans can get a cheap, direct flight to Mexico and access the US by land. As soon as they hop the border they are Americans!

Would you rather access a place on a flimsy raft in shark-infested waters or would you rather hop over a fence?
Right and they outlined that in the article, as I posted previously:

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Cuban migrants in recent years have increasingly headed for Mexico often to the coast near Cancun then overland to Texas because it has become so hard to dodge the U.S. Coast Guard and reach Florida to qualify for U.S. residency.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:04 PM
 
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Seems like a double standard. If you come from Cuba you are granted automatic residency, but if you come from other countries you need to have the proper documentation.
It is a relic from the Cold War and Florida's swing state status that keeps it in place.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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The second they touch land they are granted asylum. Why would a Cuban go the the US through Mexico, makes no sense. Why would Mexico allow them in only to deport them. Sounds fishy to me.
It's easier to get permission from Cuban authorities to travel to Mexico than to travel to the U.S. so some try to use that is a gateway into the U.S. The owners of a nearby restaurant spent almost 20 years trying to get their daughter* out of Cuba. Ultimately, that's how they did it.

* BTW, she's hot...
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:36 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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I really have no idea why the U.S still has this agreement with the Cubans. It really is a double-standard as technically you can be deported if you haven't touched land. Ironically, Mexico has deported Cubans back to Cuba, these same cubans were making their way to the U.S.

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As long as a Castro rules Cuba and it remains a Communist country, Cubans will be granted asylum and legal status. Many of the early rafters ended up in the Bahamas and Mexico. Many of course never made it anywhere. Mexico and the Bahamas sent some back unless the US interceded, which it did specifically with the Bahamas.

And as of when I still lived there 4 years ago, many who did not touch land were allowed to stay if they had family in the US and no criminal record.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:37 PM
 
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As long as a Castro rules Cuba and it remains a Communist country, Cubans will be granted asylum and legal status. Many of the early rafters ended up in the Bahamas and Mexico. Many of course never made it anywhere. Mexico and the Bahamas sent some back unless the US interceded, which it did specifically with the Bahamas.

And as of when I still lived there 4 years ago, many who did not touch land were allowed to stay if they had family in the US and no criminal record.
Fidel no longer rules cuba.
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