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    We should send the politicians out on one of those instead. What a tragedy.

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    In the US its the same. We never know how many people died trying to cross from Haiti and Cuba to Florida. We only see the ones who made it safely. How desperate must one be to risk your life crossing these very dangerous waters, especially in the middle of the winter when the seas are even more treacherous. Very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    In the US its the same. We never know how many people died trying to cross from Haiti and Cuba to Florida. We only see the ones who made it safely. How desperate must one be to risk your life crossing these very dangerous waters, especially in the middle of the winter when the seas are even more treacherous. Very sad.
    US is in fact encouraging Cuban immigrants by guaranteeing asylum through "dry foot" policy. If they are willing to offer asylum to "dry foot", they should be willing to offer it to those who are rescued at sea.

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    Stay in DR! It is better to be poor and alive than dead at sea! You only get one life and there are not many in PR anyway...

    Sad day for all

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    Quote Originally Posted by xwill View Post
    Stay in DR! It is better to be poor and alive than dead at sea! You only get one life and there are not many in PR anyway...

    Sad day for all
    PR is not their final destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    Not desperate... stupid.

    I've met more than a few that have either made the trip, or planned to do so. None of them had the sense God gave a rock.
    JD, go out and rent "Popi". Alan Arkin at his best. Desperate people do appear "stupid" sometimes but there's usually more to it than that as Arkin artfully portrays in the film. In the case of the truly stupid, the desperation intensifies in inverse proportion to IQ.


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    Quote Originally Posted by belmont View Post
    US is in fact encouraging Cuban immigrants by guaranteeing asylum through "dry foot" policy. If they are willing to offer asylum to "dry foot", they should be willing to offer it to those who are rescued at sea.
    It is off topic, but you will have to take it up with Cuba since it was Cuba that negotiated to have the dry foot policy with the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    PR is not their final destination.
    Won't PR's need passports because if this? I know of a PR dude that is getting his original paperwork to prove that he was born in PR. He never owned a passport in his life...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xwill View Post
    Won't PR's need passports because if this? I know of a PR dude that is getting his original paperwork to prove that he was born in PR. He never owned a passport in his life...
    He's got a Social Security card and a birth certificate and a drivers' license and a voter ID, right?

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