And Then…A Miracle Happened.

Just like that, yesterday’s Cuban migrants have miraculously transfigured into today’s Cuban refugees.
From the Sun Sentinel’s online edition:

The 34 Cuban refugees who came ashore Thursday morning on the north end of Palm Beach were expected to be released to family members, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
Another refugee, a 39-year-old man, died, most likely due to drowning, said Robert Swathwood of the Border Patrol.
Five children — some as young as 2 — and 29 adults came ashore between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m. after spending 10 to 12 hours adrift in the ocean

Have conditions in Cuba gotten all that much worse overnight that today someone escaping castro’s totalitarian concentration camp is now worthy of political refuge whereass yesterday they weren’t?
How are the circumstances that drive a Cuban to desperately risk their lives in the straights of Florida any different whether you make it shore or not?

1 thought on “And Then…A Miracle Happened.”

  1. Hooray! It has been a personal campaign of mine with regard to my local newspapers to refer to Cuban rafters or any other Cubans escaping the island as refugees and not migrants. This article shows we may be making a difference.
    Elena M

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