A special Wet-Foot, Dry-Foot Policy for Cuban “illegal immigrants”, but not a similar one for Mexicans

If a Cuban illegal immigrant coming from Cuba aboard a water vessel of any type sets foot on American soil before being apprehended by American authorities, because of the wet-foot, dry-foot policy of the United States of America, that individual is automatically considered to be a legal resident of the U.S.A.

But, illegal immigrants from Mexico who cross the river or land border and “land”  in  The United States of America are not automatically given the same legal residency in the U.S.A.

Of course the two scenarios are not identical; no two scenarios in life are identical…  But the principle of fairness and justice should be the same for everyone — what is good for one group of people seeking a better life ought to be the same for another group seeking the same.

My writing isn’t necessarily in support of  nor in opposition to legalizing the status of immigrants from Mexico who have not been given legal residency in the U.S.A. — but American immigration policy does seem to be unevenly applied against people from Mexico.


3 Responses

  1. It’s not just Mexicans – it’s everyone but Cubans.

    This policy is just, I believe. If a Cuban defects to the United States and is deported back, they would be imprisoned.

  2. Lets start with a dumb sounding policy name first. Wet-Back for making it into to the U.S. and B-Back for getting caught.

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