Why the Special Treatment for Cubans Flooding This State?


Cuban immigrants are flooding into Texas over the Mexican border, by the hundreds each day. Some in Laredo are questioning why Cubans get special treatment denied to Mexican and Central American migrants.

They walk out to a Laredo street and are greeted by volunteers from Cubanos en Libertad, or Cubans in Freedom, a nonprofit. The volunteers help them arrange travel to their U.S. destination — often Miami — and start applying for work permits and such federal benefits as food stamps and Medicaid, available by law to Cubans immediately after their arrival.

“We make everyone from Central America wait in line, while the Cubans walk in even though they are not refugees,” said Gabriel Lopez, a Mexican-American Navy veteran who is president of the group of veterans. “We are saying, don’t open the borders to Cubans and give them instant benefits while we have American veterans living on the streets.”



Read the full article at 100 Percent Fed Up

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