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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:36 PM

Coast Guard intercepts 20 Cuban migrants over 2 days, arrest smuggling suspect

Source: Miami Herald

MIAMI - A gaudily painted boat and a Coast Guard airplane spotting people hiding in bushes played key roles in catching 20 Cubans trying to sneak into the United States on Thursday and Friday.

The Coast Guard also said it arrested a smuggling suspect on Thursday.

Cuban border security told Coast Guard watchstanders about a boat with passengers illegally leaving Cuba. A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol plane spotted what the Coast Guard described as a "30-foot center console" and stopped the boat High Trollers about 41 miles south of Key West.

Of the five Cuban women, five Cuban men, one child and the boat's driver, all but one man and the driver will be taken back to Cuba. Those two were taken into custody.



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I thought Cubans were the kind of refugees the GOP wanted.

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Reply Coast Guard intercepts 20 Cuban migrants over 2 days, arrest smuggling suspect (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 14 OP
watoos Apr 14 #1
Honeycombe8 Apr 14 #2
LogicFirst Apr 14 #3
bitterross Apr 14 #4
McKim Apr 14 #5
Scarsdale Apr 15 #6
pnwmom Apr 15 #7
yellowcanine Apr 15 #8

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:03 PM

1. We need a wall all around Florida.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 09:19 PM

2. I guess they didn't know to go through the southern border.

Trump says that's where the drugs come in, and the gangstas.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 10:05 PM

3. Cubans have known

for a very long time that the route to America is through Mexico. Perhaps these people thought that our security would be looking the other way.

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Response to LogicFirst (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 10:15 PM

4. You're clearly ignorant of Cuban/US history

Cubans were treated differently than any other refugees because the US was trying to quash Castro and communist Cuba. For many years, all Cubans had to do was reach the US territorial waters to be admitted to the US. In the 90's the policy changed and they actually had to make dry land. If they did so though, they were automatically allowed to pursue residency. Very much unlike any other nation's peoples.

After the Obama administration re-established relations with Cuba this policy was ended.

The Cubans trying to get here still, probably think Trump will be like the rest of the GOP and make an exception for them. The GOP and Cuban immigrants have long had a very close relationship. Many of the Cubans who immigrated to the US after Castro won the revolution were people who had been in business with the mafia and other GOP enterprises. So, of course, they became Republicans.

The second and third-generations who have been born here are a lot less Republican.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 11:41 PM

5. Trump's Cuban Miami Supporters

Trumpís Cuban Miami supporters are not going to be happy about this! He has been grooming them and stroking them. They should have been all welcomed here as they have in the past.

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Response to McKim (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:02 AM

6. But - but

the country is FULL now. Did you not hear Cheetolino announce it?? The only immigrants allowed will be those hired by tRump's wine business, and nude models wanting to marry reech gop members. They can get "Genius Status" visas, and all their relatives can join them here.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:51 AM

7. The GOP Cuban-American community will not be happy about this. n/t

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