Island Princess in late
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Very sad that people would risk their lives for (hopefully) a better future in the U.S.A.Nice to see the Princess crew be so kind to save them. Well I guess those refugees are allowed to stay in the USA.
Nice to see the Princess crew be so kind to save them. Well I guess those refugees are allowed to stay in the USA.They never got to or entered the US. Princess ships are foreign flagged so once you step foot on the ship, you leave the US. They will be returned to wherever they're from. Sad but that's the policy.
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I find myself thinking about the people who were rescued. I don't know what happens when they are sent back. They asked for a bible after they had been brought aboard. I know they will be on my mind for a long time.
No they won't. They must actually set foot on "US soil" to be given refugee status. They will be sent back to their country of origin as soon as they are medically fit. That is unless the rules have changed in the last couple of years. Being rescued at sea does not change their status at all. Princess ship are registered in a foreign country so they do not classify as "US soil".The rules have not changed and the US has become more stringent in sending them back ASAP. I imagine their life in the country they came from (most likely Cuba?) is not going to be good given the fact that they tried to escape. The huge outcry in the US today is not to allow illegal immigration and that is what this is without regard to any circumstances.
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The rules have not changed and the US has become more stringent in sending them back ASAP. I imagine their life in the country they came from (most likely Cuba?) is not going to be good given the fact that they tried to escape. The huge outcry in the US today is not to allow illegal immigration and that is what this is without regard to any circumstances.
They were likely from Haiti....
I watched yesterday at 5pm and she left on time.We watched her too! I wasn't sure if she had a departure change for this cruise or would leave late since she came in late. In 10 days when she returns to Ft. Lauderdale, they have changed the departure time to 4pm from 5pm.
We were near Cuba and not at all near Haiti, though I don't know where this group was from. I'm a little surprised that there hasn't been a news story.Yes, it was probably Cubans... but, sadly, it's apparently just not newsworthy.
Here you go: Scottsdale man captures rescue at sea on cameraI sent this link to my brother and sister in law so they could watch. Merry Christmas
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