Our family did some volunteer work at the Catholic Worker’s “Storefront” on Cleveland’s near west side last night. One man told me he came here from Cuba in the early ’80s when Jimmy Carter’s administration allowed some 21,000 people from Cuba to immigrate to the U.S. The man said conditions were quite tough in Cuba, with a good deal of poverty. He said he liked it in America because he had more of an opportunity for work, he has his own apartment and “the food is really plentiful.” (And he was telling me this sitting in a: Soup Kitchen.) What a tragic take on how bad conditions were in Cuba at the time.