In April 2000, for instance, the Clinton administration didn't let the law interfere with its plan to return 6-year-old boat boy Elian Gonzalez to Castro's Cuba. Instead of waiting for Gonzalez's legal case to play out in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Attorney General Janet Reno executed White House plans to have the boy kidnapped from the home of his Miami relatives at machine-gun point.I wonder, if that action was "unconscionable", how Jeb feels about this?:
Gov. Bush's reaction? He called the action "unconscionable" but showed no interest in pursuing legal sanctions against the White House.
Cuban-Americans May Hold GOP AccountableThink there will be any outrageous photographs of the refugees seeing brandished machine guns in their faces on the news tonight?
By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ, Associated Press Writer
Wed Jan 11, 10:53 AM ET
MIAMI - When 15 Cubans fleeing their homeland landed on an abandoned bridge in the Florida Keys, they inadvertently found themselves in an uncomfortable legal spotlight — one the Republican Party is sharing.
[....]The migrants were returned after the government concluded that the partially collapsed bridge they landed on — which no longer connects to any of the Keys — did not count as dry land.
Under the current "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy, Cubans who reach U.S. soil are allowed to remain in the United States. Those stopped at sea are sent home.
Coming on the heels of more stringent deportation policies for Cuban migrants, and amid a wave of GOP calls for tighter immigration enforcement, some community leaders wondered whether the deportation will cost the party support among one of its staunchest bases.
"It was a total abuse, how all these Cubans were treated. They landed on our territory only so that we can send them back to hell," said Armando de Cristo, a city employee, 66, who fled Cuba 30 years ago.
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