This is all about the wet foot, dry foot law that allows Cubans to come to America if they can make it to dry land. The problem is that they were not allowed to continue on their journey to the US and were stuck in Costa Rica. We are accepting 8,000 plus illegals from Cuba! We are paying for their food, shelter AND transportation to America. Why should hard working Americans have to foot the bill for this?
US taxpayers are paying to shelter the Cuban migrants in Costa Rica.
The United States government has been paying to feed and shelter thousands of Cubans trying to migrate to the United States, in what critics consider another sign of the lopsided treatment provided to Cubans under American law.
The Obama administration has tried hard to deter the crush of migrants arriving from Central America in recent years. It has pressed Mexico to crack down on migrants passing through its territory, while women and children who managed to cross the American border have been held in detention facilities.
But American law gives Cubans special status to live in the United States and apply for a green card, provided they make it here. That has set off a rush of Cubans who have taken advantage of changes inside Cuba that make it easier to leave, and who are worried that the Obama administration’s improved relations with their government will soon erase their privileged status.
In January, the United States pledged $1 million to help provide temporary shelter, potable water, food, sanitation and hygiene kits to thousands of Cubans who were stranded in Costa Rica while trying to make their way to the American border.