What's sad is that these people who are fleeing a dictator are returned to Cuba where they are no doubt punished severely and yet, we allow Mexico to invade our country with no punishment. Our immigration priorities are so messed up.
SOME Cubans are so desperate to cross the Florida Straits for a new life in America that they have attempted the journey on surfboards, in bathtubs and even in converted refrigerators. But none has been as determined, or as ingenious, as Luis Grass.
Señor Grass, 30, whose two previous attempts to make the voyage in propeller-driven vintage cars ended in glorious, headline-grabbing failure, has finally arrived in the United States with his family after his third try.
This time he came overland an epic, 24-day, 1,140-mile journey. "Trying to cross the Florida Straits on my floating cars was easier, I can tell you that," a beaming Señor Grass said in Miami at the end of a journey that took him, his wife and five-year-old son through snake-infested forests and out of sight of hostile border guards in six countries.
Señor Grass and his long-suffering wife, Isora, 27 he thanked her for going along with his "crazy schemes" carried their son Angel Luis from San José, Costa Rica, where their journey began on February 16, through Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, making their way on foot, by hitchhiking, and in taxis and buses, to the U.S.