Why do politicians talk about the Hispanic vote in Florida and immigration policy?
Sure there are lots of Hispanics in FL, but the majority are Cuban. I guess it sells well in other parts of the country. Cubans are legal the minute they touch our shores, it is nothing like Mexicans crossing the border. I doubt Cubans worry much about immigration policy in general, nor have the issue at the top of their list for who to vote for. They do care about relations with Cuba, and getting rid of Castro and communism.
I have a feeling a lot of Americans around the country do not realize Cubans still come in under asylum. But, believe me other Hispanics know, and it pisses them off.
Somehow the asylum issue never comes up in the national news regarding politics and political elections.