Skip to comments.Castro announces Mariel Boatlift
Posted on 08/01/2014 10:13:49 AM PDT by GilGil
In all, 125,000 Cubans fled to U.S. shores in about 1,700 boats, creating large waves of people that overwhelmed the U.S. Coast guard. Cuban guards had packed boat after boat, without considering safety, making some of the overcrowded boats barely seaworthy. Twenty-seven migrants died, including 14 on an overloaded boat that capsized on May 17.
The boatlift also began to have negative political implications for U.S. President Jimmy Carter. When it was discovered that a number of the exiles had been released from Cuban jails and mental health facilities, many were placed in refugee camps while others were held in federal prisons to undergo deportation hearings. Of the 125,000 "Marielitos," as the refugees came to be known, who landed in Florida, more than 1,700 were jailed and another 587 were detained until they could find sponsors.
The exodus was finally ended by mutual agreement between the U.S. and Cuban governments in October 1980.
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Many of whom, it seems, found their way into our government.
I remember watching a documentary about one of the refugees who adopted the name Tony Montana to better fit into his beloved new American community.
I heard he had a lil’ frien’...
and Today in Cuba , Castro announces , “ I go Potty “
Words simply cannot describe the evil this man represents.
One does treason or destroy.
Said it many times, this is Obama’s Mariel.
It’s very likely Mariel cost Jimmy Carter his re-election.
I heard he kills communists just for fun.
Well we are taking the MS-13 gang members. What is it with these democrat presidents?