The Biden Administration has worked hard to scrap all of Trump’s anti-illegal immigration policies, but they are now cracking down on those fleeing from Cuba.
This bizarre twist of fate isn’t so bizarre when you take a look at the refugees fleeing communist Cuba and compare them to the economic migrants coming from Central America.
From PJ Media:
The Biden administration dismantled every policy initiated under President Trump to discourage illegal border crossings. Swiftly and without pretense there seemed to be a lighted sign screaming “Welcome,” and the cartels took that message to potential migrants. There have been successive months of record border crossings and Customs and Border Patrol only apprehend a fraction of those who come. Migrants at the border have been frank. They are looking for economic opportunities and they believe Biden will let them in.
In June, the Biden administration ended the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the Remain in Mexico policy. It also scrapped the Safe Third Country agreements with Central American countries, which required migrants to seek refuge in Honduras, Guatemala, or El Salvador before applying for asylum in the United States. High crime rates in a migrant’s home country and economic motivations are not grounds for asylum, according to the immigration law, and the Trump administration enforced this.
Political and religious persecution are legitimate reasons to request asylum. Right now in Cuba, at least 100 people have disappeared amid protests against the communist regime. The regime has cut off Internet access, and when dissidents have been able to break through the suppression, they have been cut short by Cuban security services. Government agents have even dressed in civilian clothing to arrest and beat protestors. President Biden took over 24 hours, but he finally made a statement amid pressure from Republican lawmakers like Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The reaction the left has had to the Cuban protests is chilling, this seems to be the only protest in recent memory that they have not spirited to help promote.