CUBA Unchained A political thriller snatched from today’s headlines

Reuters News Service Miami, Florida OCTOBER 4, 10:30 A.M.

Earlier this morning, a derelict, 38-foot wooden sailing scow came ashore in Miami Beach, Florida, in bad weather and heavy surf. Crowded aboard were 21 illegal immigrant Cubans seeking a better life in America, including six women, four children and a baby.

​​The beach defenders also kept a few civilians, wanting to assist those in the water, from helping the Cubans get to shore. What was this disastrous scene all about? It’s the U.S. Government’s “Wet Foot—Dry Foot” Cuban immigration policy, which, believe it or not, provides freedom in the United States for any illegal Cuban immigrant able to reach dry U.S. soil, or a free trip back to Cuba for those who get caught out at sea or in one foot of water before putting their wet feet on dry U.S. land.

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