East Berliners who wanted to escape from their communist Hell had to surmount The Wall or tunnel under it.
Cubans who want to escape from their communist and tourist-infested Hell have to cross shark-infested waters in “rustic” vessels.
And they don’t just aim for Florida. Lately, large numbers of Cubans have been heading south, to the Cayman Islands.
The ultimate destination for many of them is the United States, by roundabout routes.
Their exodus is steady, and growing. Their plight is tragic.
As the acolytes of the current occupant of the White House bring wondrous gifts to the Castro regime, the victims of that regime seek to escape before those gifts are opened.
The American gift they fear the most is the one that will strip Cubans of refugee status and make them no different from Haitians, Mexicans, and other Lateeeeeen-ohs.
Welcome to the undocumented migrant club, ah-mee-goes…
From Cayman Compass:
More Cuban migrants arrive in Cayman
Sixty Cuban migrants have arrived in Cayman Islands territorial waters over the past few days and have been given permission to dock or anchor offshore while they await improved weather conditions.
According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the largest group was at Colliers Beach on Monday. Some 38 Cuban migrants, 31 men and seven women, were awaiting a sea change while the 39th person aboard, a male, chose to disembark and be taken into custody.
Another group of 13 Cubans, nine men and four women, were docked near the old Divi Tiara resort on the south side of Cayman Brac.
A third group of eight Cuban migrants floated into George Town harbor on Sunday and anchored off the harbor.
According to ministry officials, acting Chief Immigration Officer Bruce Smith had given the Cuban boaters permission to stay and await calmer weather. However, local rules require the migrants to stay on their watercraft. If they come ashore, they face arrest and repatriation to Cuba.
In addition to the 60 migrants floating offshore as of Monday, another 44 were being housed in the Immigration Detention Centre awaiting their return home.
The latest influx brings to more than 160 the number of Cuban migrants who have shown up in local waters since the start of this year.