July 30, 2007

WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT MICHAEL MOORE DOESN'T?:

More Cubans leaving by sea again, many to Mexico (Anthony Boadle, 7/30/07, Reuters)

After a lull following Fidel Castro's illness last year, Cubans once again are taking to homemade boats or powerful speedboats manned by smugglers on a trip to the United States that often includes a detour through Mexico.

Since May, the U.S. Coast Guard has been intercepting more boat people in precarious craft crossing the Straits of Florida in the calm summer waters. The U.S. Border Patrol also has been processing rising numbers turning up at the U.S. frontier with Mexico.

Cubans coming across the 90-mile gap with Florida try to make it in anything that floats and has a motor -- from a hijacked fishing boat to an array of inner tubes tied together with a weed whacker for propeller.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 30, 2007 11:56 AM
Comments

Why are we sending them back? These are exactly the kind of people we want.

Posted by: erp at July 30, 2007 4:36 PM
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