PDA

View Full Version : CG Intercepts 80 People At Sea



Ironduke
19 Jan 04,, 22:38
CG Intercepts 80 People At Sea

Associated Press
January 19, 2004


MIAMI - Eighty people trying to reach the United States in wooden boats were intercepted at sea and have been returned to the Dominican Republic, Coast Guard officials said.

The four boats were found in the Mona Passage between Puerto Rico and the eastern Dominican Republic.

A Coast Guard cutter intercepted one of the vessels - a 20-foot wooden boat - Friday night two miles north of Rincon, Puerto Rico. Officials found 12 people paddling the water with wooden planks.

Two more boats were later sighted 20 miles northeast of the Dominican Republic. Ships from the Coast Guard and the Dominican Republic navy rounded up 52 people.

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement plane spotted the fourth boat, which was intercepted by the Puerto Rican maritime police. Officials said 16 people were aboard.

As of Jan. 8, nearly 500 people had been stopped trying to illegally enter the United States from the Dominican Republic, the Coast Guard said.


http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,FL_migrants_011904,00.html

ChrisF202
20 Jan 04,, 00:25
Imagine how many we dident catch and got through

Ironduke
20 Jan 04,, 04:40
All the Cubans who get through get citizenship....

I think most people who enter illegally get deported eventually.

Confed999
20 Jan 04,, 23:47
I wish we could let 'em all in, or help them fix up their place.

Ironduke
20 Jan 04,, 23:51
Heck, if Castro died and the Communists disappeared, we could just admit it as a state :)

I mean, we probably have at least half as many Cubans in the US as Cuba has total.

Bill
23 Jan 04,, 09:01
Let the Cubans in.

They vote Republican. :)

Confed999
23 Jan 04,, 18:06
Judging only by the Cubans I've met, if it weren't for Castro, Cuba would be a really nice place.

ChrisF202
24 Jan 04,, 02:10
Originally posted by Ironman
All the Cubans who get through get citizenship....

I think most people who enter illegally get deported eventually.
I have to disagree, theres 12 million of them, and the BICE dosent even bother to enforce the immigration laws

Ironduke
24 Jan 04,, 03:19
Originally posted by ChrisF202
I have to disagree, theres 12 million of them, and the BICE dosent even bother to enforce the immigration laws
What do you disagree with, and what is BICE?

ChrisF202
24 Jan 04,, 20:47
Originally posted by Ironman
What do you disagree with, and what is BICE?
BICE = Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, they dont deport any Hispanics, just Eastern Europeans and Jamacians

Ironduke
26 Jan 04,, 03:31
I know they won't deport Cubans who make it to shore. The US has some kind of special policy regarding Cubans.

ChrisF202
26 Jan 04,, 14:43
Originally posted by Ironman
I know they won't deport Cubans who make it to shore. The US has some kind of special policy regarding Cubans.
Cubans can stay if they make it to our shores, all others can technically be deported, but enforcement is lacking

Donnie
28 Jan 04,, 00:11
So hear me out, we the United States of America herby extend American citizenship to all individuals who are Cuban Nationals (certain individuals are excluded, and need not apply 1. Fidel, ect.), and all the privileges and responsibilities that title entails. Iím not going to quibble over the details but you get the point, what do you think would happen?

Confed999
28 Jan 04,, 00:24
There would be about 11 million US citizens held by a hostile government. :00 Other than that, the difference would be, the Coast Guard would pick them up and bring them here, instead of taking them back.

Donnie
28 Jan 04,, 01:23
thats one possibility