“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?
Immigrants who might vote Republican are not welcome. Please make a note of it. https://t.co/WxLrB7laOt
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) July 13, 2021
Guess they don’t think Cubans will vote Democratic, ergo they don’t have a claim for asylum https://t.co/jhOujVassw
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) July 13, 2021
I think this is the first time Biden has ever said he'll turn away immigrants, let alone refugees.
It's because Cuban-Americans vote Republican. https://t.co/q40L2kySc1
— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) July 13, 2021
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.DONATE
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