Once people expect something, it is very difficult to take it away. Cuban migrants have become increasingly aggressive when encountering Coast Guard crews. In the past four months alone, almost 2,000 Cubans have attempted to gain entry into the U.S. Their aggression stems from rumors that they will no longer be given a chance to obtain U.S. citizenship if they are fortunate enough to reach American soil.
Not all of the migrants are acting in a violent manner, only some. Cuba is portrayed by some as a beautiful paradise frozen in time, but the reality is far from that image and Cubans are fleeing in record numbers. One would-be migrant was trying to live off of a $20-per-month salary as a teacher, and his side business of selling sandwiches on the streets was shut down by the Cuban police. As he attempted to make the journey to the United States, he was intercepted and put into a holding camp in Puerto Rico.
The flood of migrants will not stop anytime soon, and as one source stated, “The only way you could make sure that Cubans don’t wake up and leave for the United States is if you put up a big sign that says [Cuban leaders] Fidel and Raul Castro are coming to the U.S.”
The Obama administration has another problem on their hands that they have no clear solution for. Immigration into the United States, illegal or not, shows no sign of improving under the current leadership.