“a political compromise to provide both parties' honchos with a continuous supply of gardeners, maids, chauffeurs, cooks and nannies.”
That just about sums it up.
Well, now that there is a “path to citizenship” for those who are free to immigrate from their “imperfect” democracies…(brilliant, CB), it’s time to secure the borders.
And what does that mean for the infamous Wet Foot/Dry Foot policy?
Unfortunately, it means a crackdown on Cubans trying to escape tyranny disguised as a crackdown on human smuggling and border security.
"Somehow, because it's human smuggling, some individuals would like to think that this is something different, perhaps more altruistic or humanitarian. But it's not,"said U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta, chief federal prosecutor in Miami. "The reality is hat these human beings are being killed. They are being killed at the hands of smugglers who do this for profit, not for humanitarian reasons."
Actually, the Cuban refugees are harassed and mistreated by a Coast Guard that is bound and determined to stop Cubans from reaching the land of the free and the home of the brave at any cost - even to the point of cooperating with the Castro Regime:
Stopping human smugglers is one of the few areas in which Havana and Washington cooperate.
Critics of U.S. policy toward Cuba question whether stiffer penalties can help reduce human smuggling when those who evade the Coast Guard are rewarded with green cards.
So let’s get ready. In order to protect the oppressed Cubans from the inhumane treatment at the hands of the Castro forces and the American coast guard, the incentive; the reward for reaching freedom ; the unfair advantages that Cubans émigrés are given, have to be stopped by getting rid of the Dry Foot portion of the Wet Foot/ dry Foot portion of the law.