"Cuba had not invited them; had not even been asked if they would be received as residents; and harsh as it may seem, Cuba's president perhaps had no alternative but to deny them admission." --Seattle Times

"Most Jews apparently have no taste for the pioneering necessary in remote and undeveloped areas and do not take readily to some plans made on their behalf. While this is understandable, they may remember that other races have carved homes out of wilderness to escape oppression." -- Christian Science Monitor

"How could the refugees have been so careless about ascertaining whether and where they would be allowed to land? They had, it seems, only ‘provisional permits' from Cuba, ‘to land as travelers en route to the United States where they hoped to gain admission later.' What ground is there for such hope? And just what does the word ‘later' imply to Cuba?" Columbia State