Cuban Dentists in US Soil
David Gonzalez-Mejias and Marialys Darias-Mesa arrived in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday afternoon, reuniting with spouses and children who had been anxiously awaiting their release. The two dentists had been held in the Bahamas for 10 months after leaving Cuba illegaly. Both had been granted US visas to immigrate, but Cuba refused to grant them the exit permit, which resulted in their US visas expiring.
The situation drew the ire of congressional representatives and senators - Connie Mack, Lincoln Mario Díaz-Balart, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and U.S. Sens. Mel Martinez and Bill Nelson - Cuban-American activists and critical editorials from the Wall Street Journal and The Miami Herald.
As Babalú said, the Bahamas did good, they did the humanitarian thing to do.
Read the story in The Miami Herald here.