How long before the normalization circus includes those pesky Cuban migrants and their rustic vessels?


Bill Clinton’s “wet-foot/ dry-foot” policy has always been an affront to reason and justice.

It’s also a heavy-handed dose of allowable bigotry.  After all, what is the difference between a Cuban “wet-foot” and a  Mexican “wet-back”?

Different parts of the body, same slur.  Oh, but those who are always easily insulted by anyone’s use of ethnic or racial slurs have never raised their voices in anger over this one.

No sir.  Not a peep from them.  And you know why.

Anyway, given the changes wrought by the “normalization” circus, it remains to be seen how long this offensive policy can stay in place.

If Cuba is deemed “normal” why should the U.S. keep admitting Cubans as refugees?

Let them stand in line with every other “migrant” who wants to get into the promised land.

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Oh, but Cubans keep trying to leave.  They’re weary of their bleak lives and know that — thanks to the current occupant of the White House — their future is even bleaker than the present.

So — for now, at least — the Coast Guard keeps playing the same cat-and-mouse game it’s been playing since 1992.

Here’s the latest such incident:

From The Curaçao Chronicle:

US Coast Guard Repatriates 36 Cuban Migrants

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 36 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Friday.

This repatriation is a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea in a span of a week, beginning August 1. The Cuban migrants were trying to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.”

The Raymond Evans, along with numerous other Coast Guard patrol boats and aircraft, aggressively patrols the Florida Straits to detect and deter illegal and unsafe maritime migration.

“Along with our Department of Homeland Security and international partners, the Coast Guard continues to robustly patrol the Florida Straits and Caribbean sea to prevent migrants from taking the perilous and illegal maritime journey to the United States. Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, we will seek to quickly repatriate illegal migrants to their respective countries,” said Capt Mark Gordon, Chief of Response Enforcement for the Coast Guard 7th District.

A raft with seven Cuban defectors is sighted by Brothers to the Rescue pilots in the Straits of Florida, September 8, 1993.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)