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Sec. Mayorkas Closes Door to Cuba, Haiti Refugees While Southern Border is Wide Open

Sec. Mayorkas Closes Door to Cuba, Haiti Refugees While Southern Border is Wide Open

“Allow me to be clear. If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States”

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants have crossed our southern border in recent months. The Biden administration has done virtually nothing to stop it.

Yet now that a political assassination has occurred in Haiti, and people in Cuba are protesting their Communist regime, Biden’s DHS secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is telling people from these countries not to come here.

Adam Shaw reports at FOX News:

Mayorkas says migrants fleeing Cuba, Haiti by sea will not be allowed to enter US

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Tuesday that those fleeing Cuba or Haiti by sea would not be allowed into the U.S. — and would either be returned or, if they were found to have a fear of persecution, referred to a third country.

“The time is never right to attempt migration by sea,” Mayorkas said at a press conference. “To those who risk their lives doing so, this risk is not worth taking.”

“Allow me to be clear. If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States,” he said.

Both countries have been hit by political unrest in recent days. Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated last week, and the country — which was suffered instability and insecurity for years — has reached out to the U.S. for military assistance.

Meanwhile, Cuba has been rocked by protests against the authoritarian communist regime over high prices, medical shortages, and other economic conditions.

Sabrina Rodriguez of Politico notes Mayorkas himself is from Cuba:

Cuban-born Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday delivered a clear message to the Cuban and Haitian people amid upheaval in both Caribbean nations: Do not come to the United States…

The Biden administration has expressed solidarity with the thousands of Cubans protesting on the communist-run island, but so far has not shared any concrete plans or policy to help them. On Sunday, a delegation of U.S. officials traveled to Haiti to discuss the Haitian government’s ask for U.S. assistance following the president’s assassination.

Do you get the sense that there could be some political subtext to this decision?

The last thing the Democrats need is immigrants who have escaped from Communism doing media appearances about why America and freedom are good. That would take a wrecking ball to the preferred narrative.


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2smartforlibs | July 14, 2021 at 11:25 am

Closes door my backside talks cheap all those people need do is cross the Mexico border.

scooterjay | July 14, 2021 at 11:27 am

Miami is going to be in flames

With some people it’s as if they wake up in the morning thinking, “Hmmm. What would be the right thing to do? I want to do the opposite!”

paracelsus | July 14, 2021 at 11:44 am

I fail to understand exactly what Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is attempting to accomplish, immediately of long-range.

    Refugees from Cuba won’t vote for sicialists.

      Ben Kent in reply to McGehee. | July 14, 2021 at 2:52 pm

      This action exposes the lie of their border policy.

      It is not based on humanitarian principle. It is based on political calculus.

      Where are the SJWs now crying about racism against brown immigrants? No, it’s okay when Biden turns away brown immigrants – so long as they are less likely to vote D.

      Hypocrisy abounds in the alternative reality that Progressives inhabit.

allenb611 | July 14, 2021 at 11:45 am

Obviously Joe is a hateful xenophobe.

Six Republican senators voted to confirm Mayorkas. They are who you would have expected:

– Capito
– Collins
– Romneycare
– Portman
– Murkowski
– Sullivan

The Franz von Papen Republicans strike again!

geronl | July 14, 2021 at 12:40 pm

Can’t allow anyone fleeing socialism in from Cuba or Venezuela I guess.

Capsaicin_Addict | July 14, 2021 at 1:20 pm

Rat faced little creep.

Lucifer Morningstar | July 14, 2021 at 1:32 pm

Would someone please tell me how Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has the authority to unilaterally deny immigration status to people and then have them summarily deported back to the country they came from and/or a “third-party” country? Because I was of the understanding that once Cuban immigrants made it to the mainland United States they must be given at least an immigration hearing to determine their status. So what gives here?

txvet2 | July 14, 2021 at 2:36 pm

Not a problem. They just need to get to anywhere in Central America and we’ll welcome them with open arms.

So no Anti-Communists allowed into this Socialist/ Marxist government now ?
Wonder what the average Leftist has to say or explain their way out of it.

pilgrim1949 | July 14, 2021 at 3:41 pm

Progressive Translation:
I got mine.
Screw the rest of you.
Have a nice day!

PS – It’s all Trump’s and the Republicans’ fault.

Subotai Bahadur | July 14, 2021 at 4:07 pm

May I offer a somewhat heretical thought? What if the Left is not worried about Cuban and Haitian refugees voting against the Left? After all, the Left counts and reports the vote totals as we have seen. What if they are more worried about letting in those whose thoughts are about what to do once elections are moot?

Subotai Bahadur

Mdirmeier | July 14, 2021 at 5:32 pm

The Left has long loved Communist Cuba, while hating free America.

JHogan | July 14, 2021 at 5:46 pm

The Dems only welcome illegal aliens (AKA illegal “immigrants”) who would vote for and support Dems. Immigrants fleeing oppressive Communist regimes and asking for asylum will not vote for or support Dems. Why would they? Hence, the Dems don’t want them.

Antifundamentalist | July 14, 2021 at 6:03 pm

So they if to get to Mexico, claim to be South American they will have no problem getting in?

Icepilot | July 14, 2021 at 8:09 pm

“To those who risk their lives doing so, this risk is not worth taking.”
So they should accept the risk of robbery, extortion, beatings, rape & murder from the kindly & courteous coyotes & drug gangs in Mexico instead.

randian | July 14, 2021 at 11:50 pm

No, Cubans don’t vote Republican. If they did, Miami wouldn’t be the Democrat stronghold that it is. Those that do vote in people that aren’t particularly Republican. For example, the key committee in the FL legislature that routinely blocks pro-gun legislation is helmed by, you guessed it, a Cuban Republican.

MAJack | July 15, 2021 at 11:34 am

Complete buffoon.

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