Splits in the Family

Cuban Americans disagree on the wisdom of Clinton's new refugee policy

In somber progression, the names floated over the air and across the ocean. Pola Alvarez, Jaime Diaz, Orlando Garcia, Ernesto Molina Sosa. For 95 minutes, until he became too hoarse to continue, Miami radio personality Tomas Garcia Fuste broadcast a list of 1,793 Cubans who fled their country last week only to wind up at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station. For listeners on Castro's island, the roll call provided welcome assurance that their loved ones had at least not perished in the treacherous Florida Straits.

For residents of Miami, it sharpened a passionate debate over Washington's response to the wave of U.S.-bound...

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