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The same Democrats who complained so loudly and incessantly about former President Donald Trump’s tough immigration and asylum policies are now as quiet as a mouse about the Biden administration’s similar policies as it pertains to Cuba.
These include members of the so-called “Squad”: Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush.
Only Bush has tweeted about the uprising in Cuba, and only to complain that the freedom-seeking Cubans are receiving more favorable coverage than the violent pro-criminal, anti-police Black Lives Matter rioters of last year:
Where was this energy for the police abusing protesters defending Black lives over the last year? https://t.co/Vb8eYygXNw
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 13, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez meanwhile has been busy demonizing white people, as usual:
“Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to reeducate themselves out of their racial ignorance. It is an aspect of a sense of superiority that the white people of America believe they have so little to learn.”
– Martin Luther King Jr, 1967 https://t.co/kvNpxyBQe1
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 13, 2021
The “Squad’s” lack of interest in Cuba comes amid Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announcing this week that all Cuban asylum seekers will automatically be rejected, period.
“The time is never right to attempt migration by sea. 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 Wednesday.
“If individuals make, establish a well-founded fear of persecution or torture, they are referred to third countries for resettlement. They will not enter the United States,” he added.
This policy is not at all dissimilar to the policy of the Trump administration, which stated simply that asylum seekers who travel through a third country such as Mexico must first seek protection in that country.
This policy, of course, provoked hellish backlash from congressional Democrats, their media allies, and also the Biden camp as well.
When President Joe Biden took over in January, he promptly eliminated the policy.
“The Biden administration said on Saturday it was immediately suspending Trump-era asylum agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, part of a bid to undo his Republican predecessor’s hardline immigration policies,” Reuters reported at the time.
Yet months later, he’s now applying pretty much the exact same policy, but only toward Cubans (and reportedly Haitians as well) — and all with no backlash from either congressional Democrats or their slavishly fawning media allies.
One theory is that Cuban immigrants would be more likely to vote for Republicans than Democrats on account of their firsthand experience with Marxism:
Cubans seeking asylum in the US are ACTUALLY legitimate refugees.
But because they’re Republicans and hate socialism, Joe Biden doesn’t want them in America.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) July 14, 2021
Joe Biden and Democrats in leadership are barring black & brown Cubans from seeking asylum because anyone who’s actually experienced communism never goes back.
— Elisa Martinez (@elisa1121) July 14, 2021
This is outrageous. The Biden Administration fails to control the border and allow for catch and release yet the Cubans and Haitians who are suffering from political persecution are not allowed to seek asylum in the United States if they come by boat. Makes no sense. https://t.co/c3HkNsRGtT
— Mercedes Schlapp (@mercedesschlapp) July 14, 2021
Biden admin is allowing migrants from Mexico to come through in the millions but won’t let actual refugees who face death or prison in communist Cuba come here legally through the legal asylum process. There’s one reason and one reason only: Cubans vote Republican. https://t.co/ZJdsDnzkY1
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) July 14, 2021
The new rule is that only refugees the Democrats presume will vote Republican will be turned away https://t.co/XzTA7L6QSm
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 14, 2021
This what happens when you know refugees will vote for Republicans. https://t.co/XCIuF1r5OO
— Will Ricciardella (@WillRicci) July 14, 2021
Suddenly the Biden admin is tough on illegal immigration when those “migrants” come from a country that typically doesn’t vote Democrat when here. Are you noticing the trend? https://t.co/pKYt9o4i9e
— ELIJAH (@ElijahSchaffer) July 14, 2021
For Democrats, Cubans are the wrong POC. https://t.co/OWpJK3pB9O
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) July 14, 2021
But it’s not just Republicans complaining about this move. So are immigrant groups, to their credit, including the same ones who’d also complained about the previous administration’s policies.
.@SecMayorkas announced Haitian & Cuban asylum seekers fleeing by sea will be barred access to the US. The Biden admin continues to reinforce policies of deterrence that violate US int’l obligations and contradict @POTUS commitments to restore justice to our immigration system.
— National Immigrant Justice Center (@NIJC) July 14, 2021
Under international and U.S. law, asylum seekers are lawfully allowed to seek asylum no matter how they enter the country.
— KIND (@supportKIND) July 14, 2021
The only ones remaining quiet are, it appears, Democrats, who by the way are the same people who’ll call you racist if you point out that the reason they support endless illegal immigration across the southern border is because they want more Democrat voters.
Never mind that Democrats have outright admitted this numerous times.
Libs are melting down over Tucker talking about their push for demographic change.
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 13, 2021
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