Legal Immigration Reform: Build a $3 Billion Wall and They Will Build Boats Like the Cuban Immigrantsby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on May. 09, 2013, under Legal Immigration Reform
Did you know that the large government Republicans are wanting to throw more money at a wall even though the United States has met 100% of it’s operational goals of President George W. Bush’s Secure Fence Act of 2006?
However, it looks like Mexican immigrants are starting to take a script from the Cuban immigrant’s boat book.
According to San Diego Reader:
“Officials from the Mexican Navy (La Secretaría de Marina) reported today, April 29th, that 10 to 12 boats per month are abandoned off the coast of Baja California with immigrants aboard. The Associated Press detailed the report in Spanish, which states an estimated of 150 immigrants are abandoned per month. The Navy reported that the boats often break down at sea, with the boat operator leaving the passengers without communication or water.
Small water vessels from Baja California have increasingly been found along the coast of Southern California, as smugglers try alternative routes. Boats have been found ashore as far north as Los Angeles.”
Cuban immigrants are still coming into our country because they know we give them privileged amnesty via the Cuban Adjustment Act via the “wet-foot dry-foot” policy. Once they make it to our Nation, Cuban immigrants also receive tax payer funded government funded benefits for at least one year (which no other immigrant from another country receives).
Even though Mexican immigrant migration has almost come to a complete stop, we see both Mexican and Cuban immigrants using boats to enter our Nation. This is precisely why we need to support legal immigration of our clearly broken system — however, will legal comprehensive immigration reform apply to ALL immigrants?
According to Cruise Law News, “The U.S. Coast Guard reported April 12, 2013 that two cruise ships responded to migrants at sea in two separate incidents. A Coast Guard representative characterized the migrants as floating in two “rustic vessels” south of Key West Florida.”
The cruise ships involved are the Disney Wonder home ported in Miami, and the Carnival Conquest which is based in New Orleans. Carnival stated that the Conquest picked up 13 Cuban nationals about 40 miles from Key West.
I am glad to see Congress work on fixing the broken immigration system — but the new law needs to apply to all immigrants because All Men Are Created Equal.