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Old 06-06-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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We have talked a lot about border crossing.

Yet, if they come in a boat, it is fine.

Is it time to change this???
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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First of all Cubans aren't storming our beaches in droves and the very few who even try to leave the island by boat are usually intercepted by the Coast Guard before they even get to shore. Realize that those fleeing Cuba are political refugees and not some illegal looking to work in the US and a hand me out.
Big difference.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:05 PM
 
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We have talked a lot about border crossing.

Yet, if they come in a boat, it is fine.

Is it time to change this???
Yes, I believe it is time to change this. Enough is enough this has been going on for years now. The Cubans have managed to turn Miami and other Florida cities into little Havana. I am tired of foreigners changing our country to look like the country that they left.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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Yes, I believe it is time to change this. Enough is enough this has been going on for years now. The Cubans have managed to turn Miami and other Florida cities into little Havana. I am tired of foreigners changing our country to look like the country that they left.
Unless, of course, they are making improvements. I would be happy to see a Wal Mart knocked down and replaced with Harrods.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Miami, named after the native Floridians. La Florida, named for the flora found by the First explorers. An Havana is a scant 90 miles away...Sorry Miami is not another "Pligram-town".
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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Miami, named after the native Floridians. La Florida, named for the flora found by the First explorers. An Havana is a scant 90 miles away...Sorry Miami is not another "Pligram-town".
Yes, I am sorry about that also. It doesn't resemble the U.S. anymore but Cuba instead.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:39 PM
 
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My understanding is even if there was no wet foot/dry foot law in place, wouldn't Cubans be eligible for asylum anyway, since it is an oppressive government in Cuba and since they are next to us, under UN conventions they are eligible to come here since we can be considered the first safe country to cross into? Though the one thing I am against is, foreigners trying to change the US into their home country. It's the US, you want to try so hard to change your community into a little Cuba or little China, go back to where you came from!

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Unless, of course, they are making improvements. I would be happy to see a Wal Mart knocked down and replaced with Harrods.
And to appease the "tolerant liberals" for the sake of political correctness, I'm gonna have to say no to Harrods (it sounds oddly British)
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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My understanding is even if there was no wet foot/dry foot law in place, wouldn't Cubans be eligible for asylum anyway, since it is an oppressive government in Cuba and since they are next to us, under UN conventions they are eligible to come here since we can be considered the first safe country to cross into? Though the one thing I am against is, foreigners trying to change the US into their home country. It's the US, you want to try so hard to change your community into a little Cuba or little China, go back to where you came from!

Until 1995 the Cubans were allowed in unless it could be proven they were criminals. Of course that didn't help when Castro sent all the criminals over in the Mariel boatlift.


But anyway, they could come and stay even if they were picked up at sea. After Wet Foot/Dry Foot, they now have to touch "land" to stay. Even then, with family there some have been allowed to stay.

Any person from a communist or oppresive country can apply for asylum. They have to have proof they are in danger or are fleeing for political reasons. Only the Cubans were given preferred status.
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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And to appease the "tolerant liberals" for the sake of political correctness, I'm gonna have to say no to Harrods (it sounds oddly British)
Harrods is owned by arabs now anyway so the point's moot
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Don't be a cry baby!
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We have talked a lot about border crossing.

Yet, if they come in a boat, it is fine.

Is it time to change this???
We need to treat illegal immigrants just like any other illegal items.
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