Email LatinoPolí

ManEegee on Twitter

Add to My AOL
Subscribe in Bloglines

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Site Optimized for:
Firefox 3

The Wrong Bridge

Tuesday, January 10, 2006
by Man Eegee
This has to be one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read.
Cuban-American community activists and politicians lambasted the U.S. government's decision to repatriate 15 Cubans picked up from the base of an abandoned bridge in the Florida Keys.

An attorney for the families of the migrants said he planned to file a suit Tuesday asking a federal judge to allow the group to return.

The migrants were sent back to Cuba Monday after U.S. officials concluded that the section of the partially collapsed bridge where they landed did not count as dry land under the government's policy because it was no longer connected to any of the Keys.

Under the U.S. government's "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy, Cubans who reach dry land in the United States are usually allowed to remain in this country, while those caught at sea are sent back.
The Republican administration is already beginning their sell-out of the diverse cultural block of Hispanic Americans. They have spent alot of money to woo Cuban Americans based on economic advantages for entrepreneurs, but incidents like this show their true colors. To the Bush Gestapo, these human beings are nothing but ocean creatures that they seek to net up before they reach the shore. Semantics, Semantics.

Let's see if this will be the beginning of an awakening for the puppet Senator in Florida

U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., called the government's decision an example of "the complete and utter failure" of the wet-foot, dry-foot policy.

"Because they reached an old bridge and not a new bridge there's a judgment they didn't reach American soil? The semantics used to return these men and women — who have risked so much to reach freedom and are now returned to an uncertain future — are an embarrassment," Martinez said in a statement.

The entire George W. Bush Presidency is an embarrassment. Abras sus ojos, Señor Martinez.
posted by Man Eegee at 11:51 AM | Permalink |

Human Rights Organizations

Border Action Network
Border Angels
Border Network for Human Rights
Border Task Force
Coalición de Derechos Humanos
The Florence Project
Humane Borders
No More Deaths/No Más Muertes
Samaritan Patrol

Torture Awareness Month

Join the Anti-Torture Blogroll

AZ Congress Watch
AZ Democratic Party Blog
Arizona Senate Democrats - Arizona
Blog for Arizona - Arizona
Border Reporter
Build Peace
Burton's View
Daniel's News & Views
Democratic Diva
Desert Rat Democrat
Eye on the 9th Floor
Fifth District
La Frontera Times
Geo's Precinct 134
Just Deserts
kiko news
Kyrsten Sinema's Blog
Lefty Latino
Liberal Desert
The Liberal Gambler
Lofty Donkey
Political Rants from the Old Pueblo
Politicker AZ
A Proud Liberal
Rain Storm
Random Musings
Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion
Sacred Mountain Blues
ScrambleWatch 08
Shut up and Teach
Sustainability, Equity, Development
Wild Chihuahuas

Listed on BlogShares

Powered by Blogger