Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Welcome to America

Jose Contreras has made no secret that his family's absence affects him daily. He is the Cuban pitcher who defected to the US in 2002 (although he technically first established residence in Nicaragua) and was signed by the Yankees thereafter. Today he received news that his family (wife Miriam Murillo-Flores, daughters Naylan and Naylenis) had fled Cuba and landed in Florida! Under a US-Cuba agreement, Cuban refugees who land on US soil can remain as legal immigrants; Cubans found by the US Coast Guard at sea are repatriated to Cuba.

Bienvenido a los Estados Unidos, la familia Contreras.

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