Letters to the Editor

Keep door open

I was disappointed in Fabiola Santiago’s Oct. 14 column, Time to revisit law on Cuban migrants, which attacked the Cuban Adjustment Act.

If recently arrived Cubans are committing medical-benefits fraud, prosecute them and use preventive detention to keep them from fleeing to Cuba when caught. If they abuse Medicare and welfare, close the loopholes that enable the abuses. Santiago, instead, is complicit in slamming the Golden Door through which she and her family once walked, on the rest of her countrymen, who even in these times are still victims of the same totalitarian tyranny.

If the Cuban Adjustment Act is repealed, as Santiago advocates, the overwhelming majority will suffer for the sins of a few, some of whom are trained in fraud by the Cuban government to cast the exile community in a bad light.

Carlos de Zayas, Miami