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Exiled Cuban Communist Party Members

A Cuban doctor seeking asylum in the U.S. has been denied his petition because of his previous membership in Cuba's communist party:

Cuban doctor denied application for permanent residence

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When Osmil Atila Reyes learned that the United States welcomed Cuban doctors deployed in third countries, he fled his post in Venezuela, where he served as a dentist.

While Reyes made it to Miami, the U.S. government has yet to formally welcome him.

Reyes, 28, is one of dozens of former Cuban doctors abroad who have had their applications for permanent residence denied because they once belonged to the Cuban Communist Party or the Union of Young Communists in Cuba, known widely for its Spanish-language acronym UJC.

Considering the fact that in Castro's Cuba it is next to impossible to obtain an education or a decent job without becoming a card-carrying member of the Communist Party, this makes for some interesting questions in this case and the many like it. Of course, not every member of Cuba's Communist Party is there just out of convenience, but neither is every member a committed communist. The question is, how can we tell the difference?

5 comments to Exiled Cuban Communist Party Members

  • FreedomForCuba

    Alberto, you're not going to like my views on this subject.

    I constantly hear in South FL testimony of Cubans that did not attend Catholic Mass in Cuba in the 1960s and 70s on Sundays because they were afraid that the government would use it against them and prevent them from having a good career too.

    Plus we have all these Cubans that did not agree with the Castro tyranny, but gave up their principles and joined the Communist Party and organizations in Cuba in order to have a good job and career.

    This is the main reason why the Castro tyranny has lasted so long because way too many Cubans gave up their principles for material comfort and it turn became willing (or unwilling) accomplices to that tyranny.

    When I lived in Cuba my family refused all the pressures to join the local CDR, the Communist Party and I never became a pionero (even though I was in the top five students in all the schools I attended there). We stood strong and at the end we prevailed in our principles. Few in Cuba had the balls and integrity to adopt this stance because they were too afraid to do so.

    So as far as I'm concerned screw with all these freaking individuals. They don't describe an ounce of Babalu pity or written text as they're paying the price for joining the Castro robolution bandwagon.

  • FreedomForCuba

    Correction,

    So as far as I'm concerned screw with all these freaking individuals. They don't deserve an ounce of Babalu pity or written text as they're paying the price for joining the Castro robolution bandwagon.

    Que se jodan...

  • drillanwr

    This is the Obama admin.'s way of rejecting somebody who is rejecting the communist utopia.

  • Gusano

    ha! the punch line here: "permanent residence denied because they "once belonged" to the Cuban Communist Party or the Union of Young Communists in Cuba, ". If they were still members, the Obama administration would welcome them with open arms. Lefties hate their heretics.

  • jorge

    Well, how in the hell them the former secretary of raul castro, Alcibíades Hidalgo was able to be admited.

    Unreal...... If it was me to decide, all should kicked back to the island, especifically any that has participated in a marcha de repudio.