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I know the topic of immigration from latin countries is hot right now. Personally I don't have an issue with anyone coming here to achieve a better life if they can't achieve it back in thier home countries. But we have black leadership across this nation speaking on this specific subject yet ignoring that decades old, bullshit law "wet foot, dry foot". Only beef I have with THAT law is that haitians (hell black people in general) who do the same thing as the cubans don't "fall" under that same protection. Two groups land in the same spot in Florida, yet only one can stay with little or no problems from INS. I would appreciate the black leadership (elected/non elected) to focus on this particular issue. We've let this slide for far too long. I feel they've taken thier eyes "off the ball", and thats assuming they've even been watching the game.
"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."----Bruce Lee "The Tao of Jeet Kune Do"
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Originally posted by MBM:
It shows the power of what a relatively small lobby can do (Cuban Americans in South Florida). Think of what black folks could do if we got our shyt together on an issue! scream

You're right. There are... what... 36 million of us in the United States. If we could all agree on one thing... just one thing... nothing could stopping us from getting it.
The Cuba situation is deeper than the Batista Lobby, its more about strategic foreign policy. Cuba is a spit in the face to Capitalism, in the Shadows of the largest economy in the history of the world ,and the Cuban people supported a Socialist State and american power could not shake their will. Just like Haiti, is the original black republic in the Western Hemisphere and you know how Uncle Sam Feels about that, look at our invasions, Plus how many African Cubans are allowed to pursue that wet foot policy giving to the ruling elite dictatorship regime of Batista?
The brothers i know from cuba tell me different, they came over illegal on a small raft and had to haul azz in the middle of the night when they arrived in the late 80's they still have to live in the shadows but its just thier story(unfortunately one of my homies from Cuba was killed in DC not to long ago)
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Originally posted by ZAKAR:

The brothers i know from cuba tell me different, they came over illegal on a small raft and had to haul azz in the middle of the night when they arrived in the late 80's they still have to live in the shadows but its just thier story(unfortunately one of my homies from Cuba was killed in DC not to long ago)


Not sure when the current policy came into effect. Remember the Mariel Boat Lift situation in the early 80's.
Well the way I've heard it from older Cubans is that there was a back door deal with Cuba to allow their people to come into the U.S. My point is that things aren't always what they seem. Unlike the Haitians who have always had trouble with the U.S., they couldn't make a sweetheart deal like that and they are a black country. Back in those days they had to keep black folks in their "place". So Haiti was never gonna get her just due....unless she takes it. Which is exactly what Haitian people should do.
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Originally posted by Yemaya:

Well the way I've heard it from older Cubans is that there was a back door deal with Cuba to allow their people to come into the U.S. My point is that things aren't always what they seem. Unlike the Haitians who have always had trouble with the U.S., they couldn't make a sweetheart deal like that and they are a black country. Back in those days they had to keep black folks in their "place". So Haiti was never gonna get her just due....unless she takes it. Which is exactly what Haitian people should do.


Agree. And if it's important for African Americans to change the immigration policy toward Haiti then we've got to make it happen.
the larger issue is what type of free trade policies are their that cause this type of desperate poverty. Why are their so called first world and third world countries. How is it that all the countries with the most abundant natural resources are the poorest countries and the countries that lead the world have very little>?
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Originally posted by xxGAMBITxx:
I know the topic of immigration from latin countries is hot right now. Personally I don't have an issue with anyone coming here to achieve a better life if they can't achieve it back in thier home countries. But we have black leadership across this nation speaking on this specific subject yet ignoring that decades old, bullshit law "wet foot, dry foot". Only beef I have with THAT law is that haitians (hell black people in general) who do the same thing as the cubans don't "fall" under that same protection. Two groups land in the same spot in Florida, yet only one can stay with little or no problems from INS. I would appreciate the black leadership (elected/non elected) to focus on this particular issue. We've let this slide for far too long. I feel they've taken thier eyes "off the ball", and thats assuming they've even been watching the game.
it will never change it easier to kill them all than letting those people of african decent can't ya'll see what is going on in haiti american military killing there and in africa usa funding young men with guns and machetes to kill their own.

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