Trying to figure out an equitable solution to illegal Cuban immigration might be beyond Solomon, let alone the exile-pandering Bush Administration. For sure, the application of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy to Cuban balseros is as arbitrary as it is cruel.
But here, at least, is a suggestion for dealing with those Cubans who are creative and brave enough to come here in customized, floating car chassises. Like the 11 indomitable Cubans in that 1950s-era Buick who were stopped by the Coast Guard this month off Marathon. Try this: “If you can get here by car, you can stay.” We’ve got to reward that kind of initiative somehow.