How well do you understand wet foot/dry foot? My wife is an immigration attorney - let me tell you what it means in reality. There are thousands of Cuban exiles in the US who have committed crimes that would, if they were of any other nationality, result in them losing their immigration statuses and being subject to an order of removal back to Cuba. Trust me - much of the Miami anti-reform sentiment actually originates from families who have cousins, uncles, etc. who would be subject to deportation under the removal of this special protection. Cubans living in America lost their special status under Obama - and as a result, ended up being treated like every other foreign national who immigrates here. If you're a conservative, do tell me what part of that you don't like.