As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours:
The agreement between Central American nationsand Mexico to allow around 8,000 stranded Cubans to travel legally from Costa Rica to the U.S. was viewed as a positive short-term solution, but sparked fears the move could encourage a wave of illegal migration in coming months.
Fearing an end to special U.S. asylum treatment as Cuba-U. S. relations improve, thousands of Cubans have used legal visits to Costa Rica and Ecuador as a first step toward migrating to the U.S. But in this latest case, Cuban migrants became stuck in Costa Rica in recent weeks after neighboring Nicaragua closed its borders to them, blocking the land route north. Nicaragua wasn’t part of the accord signed on Monday.
Not refugees, but economic immigration,
Signatories nations included Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico.
The South-North human traffic is controlled by smugglers (emphasis added),
Even some officials of the signatory nations said the deal comes with risks. “We are finishing the work of the smugglers, and of course it will incentivize the arrival of more illegals, but in solidarity we could not ignore the drama in Costa Rica,” Carlos Raúl Morales,Guatemala’s foreign minister, said in an interview.
Meanwhile, Cubans arriving to South Florida in droves, while
The Border Surge Continues, And No One's Doing Anything https://t.co/gY2iKYpand
— AoSHQ (@AoSHQ) December 30, 2015
I’ve been saying all along that the problem is assimilation; the current administration in Washington is totally uninterested in having hundreds of thousands new immigrants assimilate.