The Biden administration has made it clear from their first day that they planned to take a lenient stance on illegal immigration. It’s been a bone of contention between the parties because what one calls grace and understanding the other calls a ticket to open borders.
The one thing that both sides have agreed on, up to now, is that a cry for refugee status at a legal point of entry must be entertained and submitted. Until now, when it’s not Mexicans, but Cubans looking for entry.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have done nothing but placate the liberals and those immigrating from Mexico and South/Central America. There have been concessions, expansions, and entitlements, all to allow for a steady flow of migration, a huge chunk of which has been illegal, but the bleeding hearts did not an eye bat.
However, an uprising against the communist dictatorship in Cuba, our neighbors divided only by a small chunk of sea, has caused Americans to again assess our policy toward admitting wanting Latino people. This time, the sides have flipped, and conservatives see those who flee a communist dictatorship to be the least of these, the tired, weary, and the ones that should be given a prenominate spot in line to enter the United States, but the Biden administration disagrees.
According to a report in the Independent Journal Review, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has fired a warning shot, saying that the Biden administration is barring Cubans and Haitians, saying they’ll throw out anyone who comes to the United States by sea (yes you read it right, after all this, they flat won’t take those literally on life rafts).
This, after the Biden administration, claimed it “stand[s] with the Cuban people as they bravely assert their fundamental and universal rights, and as they all call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering.”
“The time is never right to attempt migration by sea. To those who risk their lives doing so, this risk is not worth taking,” Mayorkas said at a news conference at the U.S. Coast Guard’s headquarters in Washington.
Have no fear though, the administration has a plan to cover their own tails. Mayorkas highlighted the risks involved in a sea journey, especially during storm season, citing his own journey to the United States from Cuba as a refugee: “Allow me to be clear: If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States,” he said.
Cuba, gripped by an uprising against the communist regime is suffering from food and medical shortages, soaring prices, and other economic crises, due to the irresponsible government and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns.
Civilians took to the streets, demanding that the 60-year reign of terror at the hands of a communist government end, causing some to wave American flags as a symbol of their quest for freedom. As of Sunday, that move has resulted in the Cuban government cracking down on demonstrators, arresting even a reporter in the middle of an interview.
But the Coast Guard is reportedly on the lookout for Haitian and Cuban migrants, with Mayorkas doubling down on his policy saying that undocumented crossing will be returned “by vessels of interdiction. If individuals establish a well-founded fear of persecution or torture, they are referred to third countries for settlement …They will not enter the United States.”
Why you may ask, are Democrats so welcoming to one group of Latinos and so very unwelcoming to another? The answer, some believe, lies in one tiny line at the end of IJR’s reporting which states:
“According to a 2020 Pew Research Center survey, most Cuban-Americans identify as Republican.”
Apparently, people who remember communism don’t support Democrats, and are, therefore, ejected when claiming asylum. Imagine that.