If folks want a glimpse of what happens when unbridled swarms of refugees are allowed into the United States, simply look to the Mariel Boat lift of May, 1980.  It is a microcosm of what will likely occur throughout America if we blindly look away in the name of humanity.

     I was captain of Miami-Dade Homicide when our police agencies, fire departments, hospitals, schools and jails were crammed beyond capacity as 120,000 human beings invaded our local population nearly overnight from a foreign land. Law abiding, tax-paying Americans were the losers. Fidel Castro was the winner. Cuba opened its doors to jails, prisons, mental institutions and all others (sick, disabled, unattended elderly) who they considered drains on their communist economy and waved them goodbye as President Carter welcomed them with open arms.

     Our rates of murder and rape tripled. Robberies went viral. Already overcrowded jails became stuffed like human sardine cans. Crime victimization soared. Local hospitals went into overload crises. Classrooms bulged with poor kids who could not understand the language, or the culture. Bodies were found in car trunks, swamps, roadsides, etc., unable to be unidentified. Killers and thieves left fingerprints that didn’t matter because perpetrators had no records in America. Refugees in Dade County set up tent city that housed multi-thousands of homeless under I-95 overpasses. It took years for the South Florida infrastructure to adapt and recover from the human and economic impact. South Florida virtually went into emergency mode.

     Today’s talk about “extreme” vetting is laughable. There was no way to vet any of the 120,000 people arriving at our shores. There were no reliable records other than what some chose to bring with them. Authorities in the U.S. had no ability to discern the bad from the good.

     Now that the proverbial dust is settled 36 years later, Miami has morphed into Cuba-north. It’s like another country. The culture and lifestyles are totally altered from the community I knew from 1945 to 1980. Despite overcrowding and some continuing crime issues, the community did eventually adapt to their new land as Americans and assimilated into society while holding on to their rich Hispanic roots. No one was concerned about terrorists invading our country like a Trojan Horse. No one denounced America as evil. No one tried to amend our system of laws because they conflicted with a religious text.

     It’s a new story today. President Obama is supporting an influx of 110,000 refugees this fiscal year after presiding over 85,000 refugees in FY 2015-16. Next year, who knows? Hillary Clinton has already been quoted as supporting open borders and a major increase in welcoming Middle-East refugees. Such refugees are likely to balloon across America as nearly three million people from the Syrian region have been displaced. All this is in addition to legal and illegal immigration in which the numbers are almost incalculable. The federal government has allowed more than 200 sanctuary cities a hands-off policy for illegal immigrants, many of whom have been charged with crimes but roam free, untouchable. And we support more?

     Whatever happened to … “swear to uphold?”

     According to a recent investigative report by KUSI News in San Diego, authorities revealed that the Obama administration not only fails to enforce immigration violations, it aids and abets. In that report, authorities claim that nine out of every ten apprehended illegals are automatically released if they utter the term, “Asylum.” Illegals no longer run from border agents, they run to them.

     We should also bear in mind that 40 percent of illegal immigration is from overstayed visas.

     The refugee dilemma is a monstrous problem in which our leaders do not even try seeking assistance and commitment from our so-called allies in the Middle-East, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, and more. There are millions of square miles and oil-money galore in these countries that have offered no humanitarian hand-outs to fellow Arabs, yet expect all that from us.  While millions of refugees are migrating in Biblical proportions to Europe and the western world, they could assimilate much easier in nations that speak the same language, practice the same religion and enjoy the same culture. But we ignore all that.

     Check out Europe. Investigate via Google and see how security, social and cultural dynamics have become nightmarish in places like France, England, Germany, Belgium and Norway in the last three years.  We should welcome the same?

     The major difference between past refugees from Cuba and today’s problem is that Mid-East Muslims are indoctrinated into a rigid religious persuasion where their ideology teachings are not compatible with our system of laws. The Islamic settlements in Europe are not assimilating, and many enclaves have developed in exclusive neighborhoods where Islamists practice laws and customs that conflict with existing laws. Great Britain, alone, has allowed the development of more than 100  “Sharia Zones”

     Let us not forget, the secret manifestos of the Muslim Brotherhood, which were unveiled in a federal court trial in 2007, explicitly spelling out their long range intent of Islamic conquest of the west — From within.

Recent polls confirm that 51 percent of U.S. Muslims now living here, prefer Sharia over American laws. (See links, below)

     So, when millions (not thousands) eventually migrate into the United States, totally unvetted, think of the Cuban situation only on a much larger scale. The big difference is that Cubans love America. Cubans relish being Americans. Cubans adapt to American systems. If polls are correct, and Europe is a sampling, the same will not happen among Middle-East Muslims. America may never be the same. Should we take that gamble?

     Call me a bigot or one of Hillary’s deplorables, but I hope my grandchildren will be able to grow up in a free and diverse country that I have loved, with a safe and secure Constitution, still enjoying great pride when our flag is raised to the national anthem.

     We are not perfect. But we are the greatest. We must keep it that way.

Click here: Muslim Gangs Enforcing Sharia on London Streets

Click here: Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world | Pew Research Center

Click here: 51% of U.S. Muslims want Sharia; 60% of young Muslims more loyal to Islam than to U.S.

Click here: Center for Security Policy | Poll of U.S. Muslims Reveals Ominous Levels Of Support For Islamic Supremacists’ Doct



  1. Patricia October 14, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    With the various emails concerning how Hillary’s campaign is being run, I started thinking (and thought that you might have an answer) …

    Average Americans get their news and information from various media sources … newspapers, TV, radio/talk shows, internet — with the various editorial staffs select which stories they will elevate.
    Through the various email we’ve now learned that the media (with the exception of FOX) appears to have been an active participant in the Hillary campaign.

    That being said, how does the average citizen actually make a decision that is best for them when they are either being lied to or seriously manipulated with 24/7 coverage of selacious scandals so that there is not way for the average person to be informed of actually issues?

    Doesn’t the average voter have the right to be told the truth? Does this begin to fall into some form of voter fraud???

    • Ray Renfro October 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

      Very astute analogy. Yes, I would consider what the press is doing a form of voter fraud. At least unconstitutional. Our First Amendment give the press special privileges in order for them to keep tabs on our government. When those privileges are abused and the press distorts the truth to promote a political agenda, I would consider that voter fraud.

      Using the press to promote a political agenda in nothing new. Hitler’s propaganda minster, Joseph Goebbels, was very good at it. He once said “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

  2. Patti October 14, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    I hate to bring “God’ into this but Judgement has been set on this country.We need a SERIOUS turnaround (tzsuvah) to stop it & I don’t see HOW that can happen without divine intervention.,I just spoke to an Israeli fighter pilot who said,if Hillary wins,this country is over.Barring something catastrophic,if there’s 1 person that can vote to put “Jezebel & Ahab” back in POWER,we’re finished.

  3. reality October 14, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

    “You reap what you sow”. Our CIA was in Syria too, overthrowing their chosen govt. in 1947? and putting the Assad family in power? We used really dirty tricks and money, letting the Brits lead us by the nose, to put a Monarch back in power, instead of the secular scholar they chose? “Let all the poisons come out in the mud”, Claudius wrote. You didn’t see that excellent PBS series? Or even watched “Foyle’s war”? Or “Reilly: Ace of Spies”? And “” has 3 quotes from George Washington encouraging immigration. and freedom of religion. One third of the poplulation of the Southern states were slaves, so James Madison said it wouldn’t be fair to apportion members of Congress according to population? So “other persons” (slaves) were designated 3/5s of a human being, so Virginia, for instance, with the same population of free men as Pennsylvania, got 6 more members of Congress, and 6 more electors to decide who runs for prez. And Francis Scott Key was a slave owner, and lawyer, who tried to get a doctor hung, just for having abolitionist literature in his house. The only tune he could come up with was an old English drinking song-like a limerick? Still haven’t even watched “Remember the Titans”, which is on TV all the time; the music is great, and its about high school football? And you don’t even read the paper? Every day, at least 2 local people are shot, hit with a car, or have taken a drug overdose, with not a Muslim in sight. Maybe it will take 3 generations, but the Media/junk food, etc. will eventually change the children born to even the most devout Muslim, I bet.

  4. Snake Hunter{s} October 14, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

    UN-Reality… Off-Topic Again. reb
    ___ ___

  5. Charlie October 14, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

    I also was living in Miami in 1980 and you are absolutely right Marshall.
    Do you remember the EL LOCO incident where one of the criminally insane that Castro sent over here on the “boat lift” shot and killed a Miami policeman who was offering him a candy bar because he felt sorry for him.

  6. reality October 15, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

    Who are all those Castro released voting for ? Republican. Who is going to enforce these immigration laws ? Our military ? Law enforcement ? Given all American’s spend buy guns to protect ourselves it ‘s with good cause we don’t have much faith in either to serve and protect us.
    We are the cause of many of these refugees. We went there and started a war against
    Iraq which had no part in 911. Now we are are allowing the family of victims
    of 911 to sue the Saudi’s,talk about being two faced. Since 911, 71 American’s have been murdered by terrorist since 911 33,000 Americans A YEAR were murderd by fellow Americans. Last year police killed 804 American’s . This does not include the hundreds of thousands of innocents our military has killed since 911. We are a violent people and we are reaping what we have sown.

  7. paul vincent zecchino October 16, 2016 at 11:39 am #

    Many of us like to visit the Bahamas. I know I do, as I’ve visited there virtually all my sixty two years. Stayed away during the 70s & 80s, returned during the 90s, many times since.

    It’s nice there. It’s a blissful feeling walking thru various parts of New Providence, savoring the heavenly vista that is Montague Bay and Athol Island beyond.

    It’s easy to feel at home there, and for a time my wife and I entertained thoughts of buying a second home there; deciding instead to visit.

    It’d be fun to enjoy a long, lingering visit. But Bahamas immigration law does not abide feelings, nor should it.

    Were my wife and I or any our friends to overstay our time in the Bahamas, immigration officials would quickly know it and in short order would locate us, lug us, and put us on the next plane out. Period. End of story.

    How about moving there to find work in the Bahamas? Only if you have some very unique job skill, because jobs are for Bahamians first. We’re free to invest there, but jobs are for Bahamians.

    And Bahamas immigration laws are strictly enforced.

    And the Bahamas aren’t at all unusual, in fact they’re typical.

    Ours is the only country whose political leaders choose to overlook our immigration laws. Anyone, seems, can show up here and do whatever they wish for as long as they like without fear of consequence.

    The illegal alien who hit our car and fled the scene a few weeks ago must surely have been chagrined when we followed them at a distance while talking to the 911 operator.

    They were likely yet more chagrined when the deputies lugged them for not having a driver license and as well for having a warrant out for their arrest. The deputies thanked us for following, their expression of gratitude meant everything.

    Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do, report lawbreakers?

    Back to the Bahamas, were we to act up in the Bahamas, again we’d get lugged, tried, perhaps sentenced to a stretch in Fox Hill Prison, and then deported.

    It’s simple over there, and it could be just as simple and law abiding here but for those at the top possessed by toxic visions of some ‘open society’ socialist utopia with all its supposed ‘cheap labor’.

    Nothing cheap about the property damage to our car, and we were lucky not to have been injured different from other illegal hit & runs in which thousands are killed and maimed every year. Nothing cheap about that.

    Can we be like the Bahamas? Not possible to eject millions of illegals, say the lefties and their BigKorpseorate cronies?

    In 1954, illegals from Mexico were running roughshod throughout the American southwest; it was a mess.

    Now, this was long before computer terminals in police cars, long before 800 MHz trunked radio systems. This was the era of VHF Lo-band one or two channel radios, in which some departments still dispatched on shortwave/HF frequencies and communicated alerts to other agencies via Morse Code, in addition to 75 WPM teletype.

    Yet, despite this supposed ‘low tech’ at which today’s computer billionaires would surely scoff, when President Eisenhower ordered Army General Spring to remove the illegal marauders, he complied.

    Using the resources available to him, General Spring quickly deported two million illegals in “Operation Wetback”.

    So, yes it can be done, just as surely as anyone who for the most sentimental of reasons overstays a Bahamian visit will be sent home until their paperwork is in order.

  8. Tina (Lil Sis) October 16, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

    I also lived in Miami when it was a nice town! And the reason I left was because it did change so much and not to my liking. If this country allows so many immigrants in where will the next generation flee to? This election is truly a turning point in this country’s history. As I’ve said before…Being old is not such a bad thing now days.

  9. reality October 16, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    Mr. Zecchino? Aren’t you descended from an immigrant? And whoever made the law that said your ancestor could come here, had probably immigrated earlier, unless he was a member of a native tribe. Who by the way were NOT considered citizens for a very long time! You do know the Spanish once “owned” TX, AZ, NM, CA, NV, and CO up to 1848, I think, when one of our generals invaded and parked there until the new independent govt of Mexico, that had overthrown the French, who had overthrown the Spanish, finally noticed and attacked? And you do know that Florida, completely under Republican rule,
    could enact “e-verify” that would prevent illegal immigrant from being hired here? Why don’t they? Because lots and lots of people do want “cheap labor”. I hear from so many “white” people here, how difficult it is to find “white people” to even show up to work, let alone do any. And boy, are they grouchy. I am amazed at the “little brown people” doing really hard, and often dangerous labor, often in the hot sun, always answering with a smile.

  10. Snake Hunter{s} October 18, 2016 at 10:15 pm #

    Un-Reality Is Soooo Off-Topic Again… It’s Time For Dash Of Humor:


    Once Upon A Time… A 4th Grade teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living… and typical answers followed – A mechanic, a fireman, businessman, salesman, and so forth. However, little Justin was very quite, so the teacher prodded him about his father, he replied: “My father is an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret… and he takes off all of his clothes to music in front of other men and they put money in his underwear.

    Sometimes, if the offer is good enough, he will go home with some guy and stay with him all night for money.” The teacher quickly set the class to doing exercises… sit ups
    and push ups, then took little Justin aside, “Is that really true, about your father?”

    “No,” the boy said. He works for the Democratic National Committee… and he’s trying
    really hard to get Hillary Rodham Clinton elected, but Good Grief Ma’am, that’s really too embarrassing to say that stuff…. in front of the other kids!”
    ___ ___

  11. reality October 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    You exploit a child, Snake Hunter? And you have a teacher “prod” a child for information about his parents? You do know that new Senator Marco Rubio joined his party colleagues in voting to keep 55 million Medicare recipients out of the Free Marketplace?
    Republicans say they are for Free Enterprise, but their Medicare Part D of 2004, forbid Medicare from negotiating better prices for pharmaceutical products. So now a pair of Epipens cost $100 in France, but $600 in the U.S. Are all those Republican senators who keep voting, over and over, to keep us seniors from “shopping around”, LYING, when they claim to be for Free Enterprise”?

  12. Snake Hunter{s} October 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    The Subject: Syrian Refugees

    Secretary of State John Kerry’s Position is… US to accept 85,000 “refugees” in 2016,

    and another 100,000 in 2017, according to the AP Report.

    Hillary Clinton’s Position ( for we unaware socialist-progressive dupes ) it would be far

    more “humanitarian” for us… to accept at least four times that amount to share our

    blessings of ‘liberty and justice for all”… creating “enclaves” of loyal “Soldiers of Allah”

    in our own large cities similar to those tragedies we’ve seen Belgium, in Paris & Nice,

    and here in San Bernardino, and Chattanooga… and Orlando, Florida.

    As Marshall says… “Signs of What’s To Come” – reb
    ___ ___

  13. Snake Hunter{s} October 21, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    POOR UN-REALITY… still wastes precious time. She should use her Search Engine

    to read this Washington Post article: — >


    HAND WOMAN’ by Nia-Malika Henderson – June 08, 2011 – reb
    ___ ___