Cubans attempting to make the 90 mile perilous journey by boat to America are “not welcome”, according to Biden’s DHS honcho Alejandro Mayorkas. Over the weekend Mayorkas was interviewed by ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy, regarding the uprising currently taking place on the communist island.
Duffy pressed the 61-year old bureaucrat concerning the plight of Cubans attempting to flee the Cuba by boat to Florida. Also the apparent double-standard by sleepy Joe: refusing Cuban nationals entry into the country, fearing for their lives, and seeking asylum.
Mayorkas refused to clarify the administrations egregious asylum program towards Cuban refugees fleeing a totalitarian regime, where tens of thousands have been either murdered or imprisoned for decades.
DHS Secretary Mayorkas does not want legitimate asylum-seekers fleeing Cuba to come to the US despite his family having done just that.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 14, 2021
Apparently he only wants people pretending to need asylum because those people will still vote for socialist Democrats! pic.twitter.com/kEWczqyG7R
When pressed again by Duffy a defiant Mayorkas reiterated, “Allow me to be clear. If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States.”
Mayorkas continued his perplexing decree; “They are returned by vessels of interdiction. If individuals establish a well-founded fear of persecution or torture, they are referred to third countries for settlement,” he said. “They will not enter the United States.“
Quite a contrast from what is currently taking place on our southern border, with well over 180,000 Mexican and South American migrants apprehended just in April alone, and those are just the ones we captured.
In April, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released their data showing nearly a 1,000% increase from last April. To date almost 750,000 migrants have been apprehended in just the first 6-months of 2021.
Yet the head of DHS refuses to answer why Cuban refuges fleeing a murderous dictator are denied political asylum. The answer obviously lies with the fact that Cuban/Americans overwhelmingly vote Republican unlike their Hispanic counterparts.
According to a recent Pew Center survey conducted in 2020, almost 60% of registered Cuban voters identify as Republican compared to just 38% who lean Democrat. Historically, Cuban Americans have backed the Republican Party in large numbers which is perhaps the reason why Cubans seeking asylum are being forewarned not to come.
Moreover, it appears obvious that Biden and company are willfully attempting to change the voting pattern within red states by purposely embedding thousands of illegal aliens, hoping to eventually flip those red states. Why else would Biden end the Trump-era “Migrant Protection Protocols” program (MPP), which kept illegal aliens in Mexico.
Additionally, under Title 42 (a public health law) that prevents anyone from entering the country who may be responsible for spreading disease the administration has decided to ignore the law. Instead, they have released thousands of migrant families along with unaccompanied children into the homeland without the proper health previsions. This may account for the surprise spike for COVID-19 in several US states.
While Mayorkas’ comments do not reflect a new policy by DHS it does however highlight the stark contrast between Cuban refugees fleeing a communist regime and Bidens lopsided approach on our southern border.
Mayorkas’ remarks drew criticism for its flagrant double standard; “Why doesn’t he say this to illegals crossing our southern border?” Texas Rep. Lance Gooden tweeted. Meanwhile, human rights activists appearing on NBC News described Mayorkas’ comments as “shameful” and “disappointing.”
Biden DHS Chief Alejandro Mayorkas on Cubans fleeing to the United States:— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) July 14, 2021
“They will not enter."
Why doesn't he say this to illegals crossing our southern border?
Former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf explained to Fox News just how haphazard Bidens immigration policies are. For example Cuban nationals who enter through our southern border would not be turned away, while those coming by boat would be expelled, which doesn’t make sense.
“So if you’re Cuban and you make it to Mexico and you walk across the southern border illegally, they are not returning you to a third country,” he said in an interview this week. “But if you are Cuban and you try and flee by boat over the Florida Straits then they are according to the secretary, so it’s very inconsistent.”