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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:01 AM

Experts say more Cubans arriving in U.S.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/11/24/Experts-say-more-Cubans-arriving-in-US/UPI-56001353796280/#axzz2DD9AjCcT


There has been a surge in Cubans traveling to the United States from other countries -- including Spain, Ecuador, Mexico and Canada -- the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. Greater numbers are also traveling by boat to Florida.

Under the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, Cubans intercepted at sea can be returned there, but those who make it to U.S. soil are free to stay. That means those who arrive by air or cross a land border are safe.

About 20,000 Cubans arrive every year on scheduled flights from Havana with visas. No one keeps an exact count of the others, but refugee groups estimate it is about 10,000 a year.

The Coast Guard detained 1,275 Cubans on boats intercepted before they reached Florida in the 12-month period ending Sept. 30. That was the highest number since 2008.



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Bacchus4.0 Nov 2012 OP
flamingdem Nov 2012 #1
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #2
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Daniel537 Nov 2012 #4

Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:58 AM

1. The silver lining is that they usually turn out

to be liberals

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:41 AM

2. Yep, and overwhelmingly so.

A lot of the Cubans who arrived back in the 90s and early 00s are finally starting to naturalize and register to vote. Every day that passes more and more become citizens, and these folks are not going to vote for candidates who want to take away their rights to visit and help their families. By the way, i read this same article over at the Breitbart site, and the level of hate and vitriol directed at these new Cuban immigrants is astounding. Even the kooks over there see the writing on the wall. http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/upiUPI-20121124-171427-5600

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Response to Daniel537 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:51 AM

3. is there a comment section or something on that site?

I don't see anything.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:55 AM

4. Yeah

just scroll down a bit and the DISQUS section with the comments should automatically come up.

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