Senseful ramblings of an incoherent nature from a delusional schizophrenic (or my views on current events)

Monday, January 09, 2006

Wet Foot, Dry Foot

Wet Foot, Dry Foot

If you check out that link above you will read a short article about this group of Cuban refugees who had the misfortune of sailing all the way to the US and getting off their boat on an old, unused, unconnected to the mainland bridge. The current US policy is called Wet Foot, Dry Foot, which means that if the refugee makes it to dry land he/she will get to stay, if they are picked up in the water, they get returned to Cuba. Currently, this group of refugees will be returned since the bridge is unconnected... They are waiting in a coast guard cutter for the final word, but basically, our government is saying too bad.

Imagine traveling all that way in a boat made from an old car, hoping not to sink. The first thing you see is a bridge and you are happy to get off your boat/death trap. Then you get to the part of the bridge that is missing and you are left to wait for the coast guard to pick you up, where you find out that you will be returning to the homeland that you were trying to escape.

Sounds fair to me, if by fair I am actually saying cruel and mean.


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