And I don't mean cigars.
Sure, why not? Why risk a dangerous crossing of the Florida Straits on a rickety life raft with sharks circling the entire way and sunburn and dehydration and sudden storms that could drown you when you can just trudge up from Central America like millions have been doing the past year or two? Wading across the Rio Grande is a damned sight easier, and it's not as though the U.S. has a southern border anymore anyway:
Cuban migrants seeking to enter the U.S. are overwhelming Mexican and American authorities at the sourthern border in Texas, a sign that despite Barack Obama's efforts to normalize relations, there is no respite in immigration from Cuba.
Because Cuba is still a communist hellhole. Which is why "relations" should never have been "normalized" and should be broken off again, followed by the U.S. invasion to liberate the Cuban people from the Castro dictatorship so that they can have their own country back.
Blame the absence of the latter on Bill Clinton, who had a golden opportunity to do just that back in 1994 but opted to restore a sister communist dictatorship in Haiti instead. I don't think we'd have the military capability of invading Cuba today.
Nearly thirty thousand Cubans have made it to Texas this year alone, an increase of 80% from the previous year, reports the Washington Free Beacon.
The impetus are concerns that as part of normalization efforts between the two countries, the U.S. will end the 'wet foot, dry foot' policy that has been granted exclusively to Cubans who manage to reach American soil. The policy enables Cubans who make it to the U.S. to stay, and fast-tracks their immigration process so that they are legal residents within a year, and can apply for citizenship shortly thereafter.
This is what distinguishes Cubans on the immigration issue from other Latin Americans: Cubans are actually refugees. They're fleeing communist tyranny (that THEY never voted for, unlike the sixty two million purblind morons in this country that twice inflicted his infernal majesty on us) and consequently deserve political asylum, unlike other Hispanics/Latinos, who are just flooding northward to parasitically leech off what's left of the American economy and welfare state. And since their country remains a communist hellhole, and the only change has been that Barack Obama has now allied America with the Castro brothers, that dynamic hasn't changed.
Which is why I, ironically, find myself in opposition to Arizona-4 Representative Paul Gosar's bill to repeal the "wet foot/dry foot" Cuban political asylum provision along with its authorizing legislation, the Cuban Adjustment Act. The Border Crises, Obamnesty, and Obama's sellout to the Castro boys are not, not a single one of them, the fault of the oppressed Cuban people. Why should we not continue to aid them in emptying the enormous jail that is Cuba via the back door, and humiliate Barack Obama in the process?
To quote Rajesh Koothrappali after not comprehending why sleeping with Penny could ruin all of their friendships, "That's like ruining ice cream with chocolate sprinkles".