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Thursday, February 05, 2004 - News - Cubans Trying To Reach Florida In Floating Car Being Returned

This story was referred to in this amusing, but very true, post by Owain (?) over at Jessica Asche, Will you Marry Me?

I have long felt that if you show a certain persistence or ingenuity in trying to sneak into America, you should be allowed to stay, because you have demonstrated the qualities that Americans claim to hold dear. I once worked with a Mexican bloke who had been deported from the United States no less than six times, only to sneak back in and go back to work -- busting his ass in kitchens. Clearly this is a bloke who exemplifies the American spirit. How many natural-born Americans would do fuck all other than die if they were to be deported just once?
I think once you've snuck into the United States six times, they should just automatically make you a citizen.
Unless, of course, you're able to sail across the ocean in a 1950s Buick. That shows true ingenuity. For that, citizenship should be automatic and you should be handed a $1 million cheque.

I never thought of it that way, but he's got a good point.

And THIS has a good point as well: