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Cubans stranded in Costa Rica on journey to US Mexico border COMPRESSED


Wonder why the United States more than $19 trillion in debt?

In January of this year, Barack Obama pledged more $1 million that would go toward the temporary shelter, food, water, sanitation, etc. for thousands of Cubans who found themselves stranded in Costa Rica during their journey enroute to the U. S. Mexico border.

According to the New York Times article below, the number of Cubans stranded is “tens of thousands” but Fox News Latino quotes a figure of 4,100 Cubans stranded in Costa Rica.

New York Times by Frances Robles

MIAMI — The United States government has been paying to feed and shelter thousands of Cubans trying to migrate to the United States, in what critics consider another sign of the lopsided treatment provided to Cubans under American law.

The Obama administration has tried hard to deter the crush of migrants arriving from Central America in recent years. It has pressed Mexico to crack down on migrants passing through its territory, while women and children who managed to cross the American border have been held in detention facilities….

NOT REALLY!!!!! Then we have the matter of so-called “unintended consequences.”

…..American law gives Cubans special status to live in the United States and apply for a green card, provided they make it here. That has set off a rush of Cubans who have taken advantage of changes inside Cuba that make it easier to leave, and who are worried that the Obama administration’s improved relations with their government will soon erase their privileged status….

Tens of thousands of Cubans have been arriving each year to the southwestern United States border after making an arduous journey by land through eight nations. But Nicaragua put a stop to the exodus by refusing them passage in November, causing a bottleneck of about 8,000 Cubans in Costa Rica and 3,000 in Panama.

The Costa Rican government was forced to open 29 shelters in schools, fire stations and other locations around the country where the Cubans are fed and sleep on mats on the floor. Some 2,000 Cubans remain….

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Just in time for the 2016 elections.


H/t Independent Sentinel.