Here we go: call it normalization fallout.
Or call it Wet-Back-Fear derangement syndrome.
Without a Wet Foot/ Dry Foot policy, all Cuban “migrants” who try to sneak into the U.S.A. will be no different from Wet Backs.
Cubans are becoming increasingly desperate to flee their normalized utopia, fearing that the whole “refugee” option will soon vanish and they will become no different from Mexicans or Haitians, or other potential migrants to the U.S.A.
Viewed from a humanitarian perspective, it’s all a very pathetic human version of rats leaving a sinking ship.
The fear fueling these attempts to cross the Florida Straits is very real. “Normalization” means only one thing for Cubans: permanent enslavement, not just for themselves, but also for their progeny, for generations to come.
But viewed from a practical perspective, this situation is no less pathetic: ending the Wet Foot /Dry Foot refugee charade won’t mean an end to the “let’s visit Cuba twice a year loaded with goodies” syndrome for recent pseudo-exiles or for their “let’s take the whole family to Varadero” syndrome, or their “let’s send two billion dollars in remittances” syndrome.
Many of those “exiles” who have arrived in the U.S.A. since 1992 have been providing the Castro dynasty with more steady income than the Soviets used to shovel into those bottomless Castro pockets. And “normalization” will allow them to continue to feed the beast.
Any way you look it at, the whole deal is worse than pathetic, and extremely disturbing to anyone who wants genuine freedom and prosperity for Cuba.
From The Sun-Sentinel
Number of Cubans intercepted at sea rises to highest level in two decades
More Cubans were stopped at sea while trying to reach the U.S. in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30 than at any time since the chaotic rafter crisis of 1994, according to figures from the U.S. Coast Guard.
The total number of Cubans picked up on the ocean — heading to South Florida in vessels often makeshift and unseaworthy — and returned to the island during those 12 months was 2,924, according to figures released this week.
In October, the first month of the federal government’s fiscal 2016, 433 Cubans were stopped a sea, a figure higher than any month in the previous fiscal year.
“This is a pattern that became noticeable [in recent months] and appears sustainable,” said anthropologist Jorge Duany, who studies Cuban migration at Florida International University.
Experts say that many on the island who want to come to the U.S. fear that America’s renewed relationship with Cuba would make getting a visa more difficult, or end the favorable treatment granted to Cuban immigrants.
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