I'm against it. I see no practical reason for it. It was started with the idea of weakening the Cuban government by stealing their best and brightest from the country. That hasn't happened at all, and our policies, including this one, made it easier for Castro to stay in power.
I’m against this particular policy. Our country is an immigrant nation and it always has been. There is something to be proud of in the fact that our country offers assylum to those who need it. That being said, we have established policies for legally entering the country. Why not make those policies work more efficiently with regard to immigrants instead of making laws that protect the "rights" of those who break the laws by entering the country illegally?
I'm pretty conflicted on this issue. In favor of the policy:
- It doesn't seem right to just let whoever into our country just because their country is oppressive or poor.
- If we didn't have this policy, we would be inviting pretty much everyone in Cuba and Haiti to have a try at coming over.
Against the policy:
- It doesn't really make any moral sense. Why does setting foot on American soil make someone deserve to stay while having them be caught in the water just off shore makes them undeserving? This makes no sense to me.
- If we are the beacon of liberty for the world, we should accept people from countries where there is no freedom and liberty.