Why is the media silent on this invasion of Cubans who’re being assisted by our government to come cross our border and just present themselves to Border Patrol. Once they do that then they are allowed in. The “Wet food, dry foot” policy gives them permanent residence a year later. This is HUGE!
More than 50,000 Cubans have been airlifted and bused into the US from all over Central America over the last few months, driven by an anticipation that Washington may soon halt the “wet foot, dry foot” migration policy.
THESE ARE THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS INVASION OF CUBANS:
From left to right, Costa Rican Ambassador to the U.S. Román Macaya, President Luis Guillermo Solís, U.S. Rep. Katy Granger , U.S. Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney and Foreign Minister Manuel González at Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Guanacaste, Dec. 29, 2015. (Courtesy Casa Presidencial)
Here’s a bit about the meeting in Costa Rica but please read more about how our two-faced Congressman are screwing the American taxpayers:
Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Costa Rica Tuesday to assess the Cuban migrant crisis that has flustered the region’s politicians in recent months. Another U.S. politician, the mayor of the New Jersey town West New York, was also in Costa Rica Tuesday with news that he would donate significant amounts of money to help cover travel costs for Cuban migrants who can’t pay their way.
The visits came less than a day after Latin American leaders agreed to fly thousands of Cuban migrants out of Costa Rica to El Salvador to continue their journey in search of asylum in the U.S.
President Luis Guillermo Solís met with U.S. Rep. Kay Granger from Texas at Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, the provincial capital of Guanacaste, Tuesday afternoon alongside U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica S. Fitzgerald Haney, Costa Rican Ambassador to the U.S. Román Macaya and Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel González. They discussed the factors that have brought so many Cubans to Costa Rica and the path forward.
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar , also from Texas, was scheduled to be at the meeting but was delayed, according to comments from González at a news conference.
Read more: Tico Times
The “wet foot, dry foot” policy comes from the 1995 revision of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, which said that anyone who fled Cuba and entered the United States would be granted permanent residence a year later.
In 1995, the US government agreed with Cuba that it would stop admitting people intercepted in US waters. Since then, a Cuban invader caught on the waters between the two nations (with “wet feet”) would summarily be sent home or to a third country.
However, an invader 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 US citizenship.
It did not take long for the Cubans to realize that the legal loophole in this new rule was simply to enter the US via Mexico, and, having “dry feet,” they would be admitted to America.
As a result, more than 40,000 Cubans bought plane and boat tickets to Central American states, mostly landing in Ecuador, which offered visa-free entry for Cubans.
From there, they moved north via Nicaragua, but in mid-November, this route was blocked by the Nicaraguan government, which is an ally of Cuba. Thousands of Cuban invaders found themselves trapped in nations such as Costa Rica and Panama, with many thousands more on the way.
Then, the Central American Integration System (Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana, or SICA), which is the formal economic and political organization of Central American states, stepped in—and arranged flights for the invaders to El Salvador.
From there, they are bused up through Guatemala and Mexico to the US border, where all they have to do is present themselves, and then they immediately become parasites off the American taxpayer.
Costa Rica, for example, issued 8,000 temporary transit visas to Cuban invaders between November 14 and December 18 alone.
According to KRGV television in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, there are still “thousands” of Cubans crossing the border every day in January 2016.
Reporting on January 26, 2016 from the Hidalgo International Bridge on the border, the KRGV report said that “at least 7,000 Cuban refugees are expected to come to the border in the next coming days.”
The KRGV report interviewed one of the “refugees,” identified as Giovanni Acosta, and asked him why he had made the journey.
He said, “In Cuba, there’s nothing. There’s no freedom. We came from Cuba because the pressure that we have there,” adding that he was waiting for his wife to come to the bridge so he can take her to Miami.
“She’s taking the same track as I once did. I did the same path, like all the Cubans did. I came from Ecuador. I walked for 27 days on the road,” he said.
The report added that Congressman Henry Cuellar’s office said Cuban invaders are “coming to Laredo’s Point of Entry every day and the numbers are increasing. They’re coming from Central America through Mexico to the border.”
It is not clear who is funding the flights and buses, as neither the US government or SICA were forthcoming on this point.
However, at least one US politician, Cuban-born Felix Roque, the current mayor of West New York, New Jersey, told the Tico Times in December 2015 that he had donated a six-figure sum to pay for the invaders’ travel costs.
Via: News Observer