Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Cuba and immigration

After the news of Fidel's illness, various members of the U.S. government made a point of saying that Cubans should refrain from trying to make their way to the U.S., fearing the type of mass movement that has happened several times in the past (Mariel being the most famous).

But now there is news that the administration will soon ease up on the infamous "wet foot, dry foot" policy, which makes asylum a snap if you make shore, but difficult if you're caught in the water. The change will be to make the latter easier.

I am not here to defend "wet foot, dry foot"(which is a bizarre policy) but it seems to me that if you don't want people to start taking that very dangerous route to Florida, then this is not the time to broadcast that if you take the trek, the U.S. will more likely let you stay.


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