IMMIGRATION: Sweet Land, Ahoy!

The auxiliary sloop Linda was short and squat and broad of beam, and neither spic nor span as she cut a bow wave through Miami's gilt-edged Biscayne Bay last week. Nonetheless, she was a proud ship. She had borne 18 Estonians, storm-tossed on the dirty seas of Europe's politics, across an equally turbulent ocean to haven in a free land. There was a not-so-proud moment when the Linda ran aground off Quarantine, and hung there high & dry until the tide refloated her. Soon she was tied up in a nest with two sister craft which had ended the...

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