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Cubans Entering the U.S. Through Mexico Up 400%

Cubans Entering the U.S. Through Mexico Up 400% | Finding Manana: Cuba | Scoop.it
The number of Cubans finding their way into the US through Mexico is exploding, according to Mexican immigration records. So far this year, about 2,300 Cubans have been detained in Mexico on their way to the US.
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To this day there are still more and more cuban immigrants trying to emigrate to the united states, thus time they are not going on litle rafts in the pacific ocean but instead trying to get through the United States through Mexico. in 2012 more than 2,300 cubans were detained in Mexico trying to immigrate to the United States this number was set to surpass 3,500 by december of last year.

 

Those cubans that reach American soil and are not deported have different migratory status than other foreign immigrants.

 

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Florida Memory - Cuban refugee breaks down upon his arrival at Key West, Florida from Mariel, Cuba during the Mariel Boatlift.

Florida Memory - Cuban refugee breaks down upon his arrival at Key West, Florida from Mariel, Cuba during the Mariel Boatlift. | Finding Manana: Cuba | Scoop.it
Searchable collections of manuscripts, war records, historic images, vital statistics, audio and video recordings from the State Library and Archives of Florida.
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Many cuban refugess once they reached Key West Florida couldn't contain their happiness and cried tears of joy. finally knowing that a better way of life was waiting for them.

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Castro announces Mariel Boatlift — History.com This Day in History — 4/20/1980

Castro announces Mariel Boatlift — History.com This Day in History — 4/20/1980 | Finding Manana: Cuba | Scoop.it
Discover what happened today in history. Read about major past events that happened today including special entries on crime, entertainment, and more.
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Fidel castro announces the Mariel Boatlift 4/20/1980. more than a 120,000 cubans were part of the mariel boatlifts. these cubans finally made it and reunited with their relatives in florida

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Cuban-Jewish Journeys: Searching for Identity, Home and History in Miami

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more than one million cubans were moved to the united states, when Fidel Castro went to power in 1959. By the end of 1960, 30,000 exiles were living in the united states in miami along with 2500 jewish people , which is one forth of the jewish population in havana cuba at that time. jewish people suffered more than cubans since they were looked down upon. they fled to cuba from nazism and communism. jewish were a huge part in history during this time, there stories take a huge part in cuba, thwey were known as "jubans".

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History Cuban Jewish Community 1890'S - 2009

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This video gives you an insight about the jewish population that moved to Cuba to seek a new home and security. Since the early 1900's the first significant population of jewish came over, as each new group arrived the jewish community grew and develop.

 

 

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Mariel Boatlift Passengers

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This is a photograph of some of the passengers that were in the mariel boatlift once they arrived in florida.

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Finding Manana

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Finding Mañana is a vibrant, moving memoir of one family's life in Cuba and their wrenching departure. Mirta Ojito was born in Havana and...
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Mirta ojito and her family were
     cuban exiles that any other cuban was not so happy about fidel's regimen
     and the way he wanted the country to be like. Mirta's dad always dreamed
     and crave of moving to the land of opportunities and reunite with family
     and be free and have a saying in the countries decisions and be able to
     voice himself without being judged or put out of the community. He hated
     fidel's regimen and the fact that he would have to be loyal to a country
     that would not give him freedom or a right to speak out against what he
     thought was wrong. During mirta's childhood a lot of important events in
     history took place , such as the overthrow of the dictator fulgencio
     baristo. Fidel raised into power in 1959 with the help of many cubans who
     at the time thought that such thing would be for the good of the country
     not knowing that fidels plan for the country would change in little to no
     time. USA declared economic embargo on cuba in 1960.Jimmy carted was us
     president at the time of the war in cuba.May 7, 1980 mirta and her family
     left cuba. More than 125,000 cubans arrived in south florida in 1980 in a
     period of 5 months, making it the biggest exodus. Well in the 1950's the
     revolution in the mountains of eastern cuba was brewing and the government
     required the young men to contribute to the war and other wars such as the
     one in africa. Mirtas life was touched by this because at the time her
     boyfriend was called for war in africa and fight for a war that was not
     even theirs. Mirta and her family saw this as an outrages thing knowing
     that many never came back home. Being against the government and having
     plans about leaving cuba for the united states was againts the country and
     laws. In school if they knew that your parents were to move you or you
     thought the countries decision was wrong then you were wrong, you wouldnt
     be able to classified as a good student even if you had excellent grades,
     it also depended on what you family thought about the war and if they were
     loyal to the country. If they knew you wanted to abandoned the country you
     could loose your job and be kicked out of school as well. Many lived in
     fear of this. For the longest time mirta and her family were waiting for
     the permission from the government for them to be able to immigrate to the
     united states. Time and time went by and they would grow more dissapointed
     seeing that the day they will get those papers and their visa will not
     come. Finally on a afternoon a knock came on the door and it was the
     official telling them if they were ready, that their papers were ready and
     so were their visas, this was their chance to live and have a better way of
     life in the united states where other relatives were waiting for them

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