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Homemade fishing boat comes ashore with 18 Cuban refugees
wpbf.com ^ | Aug 08, 2012 | Unknown

Posted on 08/09/2012 6:51:21 AM PDT by tje

SINGER ISLAND, Fla. -

Eighteen Cuban refugees came ashore on Singer Island early Wednesday morning.

Sixteen men and two women packed into a homemade, 21-foot fishing boat Friday and made the five-day trip from Cuba, officials told WPBF 25 News' Chris McGrath.

"They risked it all," U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Frank Miller said. "They risked their life."

Miller said the group endured rough conditions as a result of Hurricane Ernesto swirling in the Caribbean Sea.

"It could have turned out very badly for these people," Miller said.

Miller added that the boat had taken on water and was leaking fuel.

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I cannot believe that anyone in their right mind would leave that socialist nirvana for a capitalist pig dog country!!
1 posted on 08/09/2012 6:51:26 AM PDT by tje
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To: tje

Welcome to America. Here’s your voter registration...........


2 posted on 08/09/2012 6:54:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: tje

Quick! Get them on Welfare!!


3 posted on 08/09/2012 6:54:36 AM PDT by jboot (OPSEC. It's a killjoy, but it may save your life someday.)
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To: tje

You beat me to it!

Why would anyone want to risk life and limb on an unseaworthy craft and break the law to come to the US... this ‘racist sh^% hole’ where minorities are so ‘ill treated’!!!??? (sarc)


4 posted on 08/09/2012 6:54:36 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: tje

Just WHERE was the coast Guard and why were they able to reach land? More Obama orders?

Just what jobs did they come here for? Well, it is hard work standing in the welfare line. S/


5 posted on 08/09/2012 7:00:15 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: tje
"a homemade, 21-foot fishing boat"

Hand made maybe. It had an inboard motor and seemed to have reasonable lines.

6 posted on 08/09/2012 7:00:26 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SMARTY

break the law to come to the US

I thought Cuba was one place that you didn’t break the law coming here. Once you plant one foot on the ground you are a citizen. Is that not true?


7 posted on 08/09/2012 7:01:44 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: tje
We better keep the boat. 4 more years of Obama and people will be wanting to go the opposite direction for freedom and opportunity.
8 posted on 08/09/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: tje
For any Cuban desperate enough to flee that socialist paradise, if it floats, it’s seaworthy. I've heard somebody has built a museum in Florida, filled with these custom made "watercraft." Anybody know where it is? I have pledged to see it before I die.
Freedom2 Freedom
9 posted on 08/09/2012 7:06:30 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: tje
Nice boat!

Who would want to leave a place where they have free healthcare?

10 posted on 08/09/2012 7:07:53 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: tje

” I cannot believe that anyone in their right mind would leave that socialist nirvana for a capitalist pig dog country!!”

After a few days under obama, they’ll turn around and go back.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 7:10:54 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: PowderMonkey
I was thinking of publishing a coffee table book (or at least a calendar) on Cuban watercraft...


12 posted on 08/09/2012 7:16:48 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: tje

Big difference between Cubans and Mexicans coming to America.

While the latter are mostly content to avail themselves of every government handout they can get, the former have a deep seated cultural respect for all those ideals conservatives hold near and dear.

My guess is you’ll soon see them attending Tea Party events and supporting Rubio (and maybe Romney)...


13 posted on 08/09/2012 7:26:24 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: napscoordinator

Why wouldn’t the U.S. immigration laws apply to Cuba as well as any other country?

I use the word ‘laws’ loosley.

I don’t know if they get a pass or not. I never heard of that.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 7:41:36 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY

I find it hard to believe you don’t know that. It’s common knowledge that Cuban escapees get refugee status once they touch US soil. You were kidding, right?


15 posted on 08/09/2012 7:52:25 AM PDT by SquarePants
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To: SquarePants

No-I didnt know that. I thought immigration policy was uniform across the board.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: mardi59

They don’t stand in line when its a mouse click away.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 8:05:05 AM PDT by Rapunzel (Run SARAH run)
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To: SMARTY
No-I didnt know that. I thought immigration policy was uniform across the board.

The dry feet policy (if they make it to shore, they're allowed in) is a cold war legacy.

We can send refugees back to third world shitholes, but not back to the hemisphere's premiere Soviet sphere nation.

18 posted on 08/09/2012 8:08:19 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: tje

“”They risked it all,” U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Frank Miller said. “They risked their life.”


Sort of how the Founders risked it all for us and you filthy government pieces of debris are throwing it all away.

I can understand the need to leave Cuba but we should have the right to require legal entry into this country less we become exactly like the country you left behind.

I loath government workers and elected officials who turn their backs on the brilliance of the founders everyday. They all deserve the very worse things in life.

To the very few in government service who are not part of this communist assimilation, PLEASE start blowing your whistles as loud as you can and expose anything and everything you can find.

If you keep silent, if it is not already too late, it will be shortly.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 8:28:44 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: SMARTY

No. There are exceptions, as well as preferences. The immigration bill sponsored by Ted Kennedy in 1965, for example, de-prioritized European immigration in favor of immigrants from Middle Eastern, Asian, and African immigrants. You have better odds of getting in the US as a Pakistani jihadi than you do if you’re a British accountant, as I understand it.


20 posted on 08/09/2012 8:44:42 AM PDT by SquarePants
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To: SquarePants

I guess there’s some kind of ‘logic’ to that.... it escapes me, though.


21 posted on 08/09/2012 8:54:59 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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