"We Can't Send Them Back"
BY IRA KURZBAN
"In 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson took an historic step forward when he began flights from Cuba to the United States to prevent physical harm to people leaving that country by unsafe boats. By the time these flights ended, 265,000 men, women and children had flown to the United States, mostly aboard commercial airliners, coordinated by the federal government."
Ira Kurzban was the general counsel for the Government of Haiti for 13 years under the Aristide and first Preval administrations and is the author of Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook.