Next Cuba worry: How many want to move to the USA?

If the Cuban dictatorship stops stopping people from leaving Cuba, then the U.S. needs to change the current immigration privileges that Cubans enjoy. From Wikipedia:

The wet foot, dry foot policy is the name given to a consequence of the 1995 revision of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 that essentially says that anyone who fled Cuba and entered the United States would be allowed to pursue residency a year later. After talks with the Cuban government, the Clinton administration came to an agreement with Cuba that it would stop admitting people found at sea. Since then, in what has become known as the “Wet foot, Dry foot” policy, a Cuban caught on the waters between the two nations (with “wet feet”) would summarily be sent home or to a third country. One who makes it to shore (“dry feet”) gets a chance to remain in the United States, and later would qualify for expedited “legal permanent resident” status and eventually U.S. citizenship.

There are 11 million people left in Cuba, more than three times the population of Puerto Rico. How has open immigration from Puerto Rico worked out for the U.S.?

Moreover, we need to end affirmative action privileges for Hispanics…

This just in from NYT:

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Obama administration’s decision to renew diplomatic ties with Cuba won’t impact immigration rules just yet.

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. would normalize relations with the island’s Communist government and open a U.S. embassy sometime next year.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Thursday, Johnson says policy change won’t impact immigration rules for now. He added that Cubans should not to try to come to the U.S. illegally.

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  • Rosenmops

    Obama will encourage them all to move to the States. That’s part of his plane.

  • Petrilla

    Canadians have been supporting a Communist dictatorship in Cuba for years. Canadian tourists to Cuba say it is great, so cheap, we help them by giving them things they need, lie toilet paper #nd jeans, oh, we Canadians are sickening at pro ping up Castro. Cubans love us. No they don’t, you are just another tool. They have to report everything Canadians give. Canadians who now say if the Americans come o Cuba they won’t go? Why, you Canadian hypocrites? You have Hz the luxury of supporting Castros dictatorship and political prisoners all by your little Canadian selves,what a gretvthing it was as a tourist to help the poor natives out, while you were pretending to be a rich tourist. Who loved them, but you are so sure Americans will be terrible. Canadian tourists to Cuba are the worst hypocrites of all. Having a cheap holiday at the expense of the Cuban political prisoners. Canadadians ho don’t want Americans to despoil their holidays in the prison camp that is Cuba are the worst of all.

    • Clausewitz

      Dude, next time proofread before hitting the post button.

      • Frau Katze

        I believe that users who don’t have a registered Disqus account cannot edit their comments (not positive).

        • Clausewitz

          They can’t go back in and edit. However I try to proof read my statements before I hit post the first time. Good habit to get into.

          • Frau Katze

            I try to as well, but very frequently I have to go back anyway.

  • Clausewitz

    Time to clear out the Cuban prison system again. It worked so well last time.

    • Frau Katze

      Don’t think Castro the younger won’t be giving it serious thought.

  • Waffle

    Time warp!! Too bad those classics are in such lousy condition. Island air can be a bitchl

  • mauser 98

    this is about amnesty
    and perhaps another shipping depot

    • Frau Katze

      What’s in the picture?

      • mauser 98

        cash crop

  • minuteman

    I’d move to Cuba if all the Cubans left first. Lets do a real estate swap. All the Cubans can move to the North West territories, and Canadians who want to go to Cuba are free to settle there.