Mayorkas: You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here

Mayorkas: You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here

Mayorkas: You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here

Department of Homeland Security, (DHS) Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, has spoken. In a statement yesterday, Mayorkas warned citizens of Cuba and Haiti against trying to flee to the United States.

Mayorkas was born in Havana. His parents fled Cuba shortly after the Cuban Revolution to Miami and they later settled in California. Mayorkas was afforded every opportunity to succeed in this great country, including an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and later, a J.D. from Loyola Marymount University. But despite this, Mayorkas is concerned about the means of Cubans and Haitians fleeing their countries by water.

Allow me to be clear, if you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States.”-Alejandro Mayorkas

The DHS Secretary stated that individuals traveling by sea to cross our borders will be repatriated to a third country. Meanwhile in Cuba:

“We called on the Cuban government to ease tensions”, says Joe Biden. Sure, that will do the trick, Joe. I’m sure Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel will happily oblige.

Mayorkas said the Department of Homeland Security has seen a slight increase in maritime migration and intends to stop it before it becomes a surge, especially during hurricane season and as the coronavirus pandemic remains a public health threat, according to The Washington Post.

Seriously, fix the issue in their country? I mean, Cuba, aside from a few Communist dictators, is a great country, right? All citizens have amazing healthcare (according to Michael Moore), their school system produces high literacy rates and there’s free college for all . All they need to do is tweak a few things and they’ll be okay. Is that what the Democrats said when the Central-American migrant caravans were making their way to our southern borders?

Worsening living conditions across northern Central America are contributing to an increase in migration flows. Historically, gang and gender-based violence, poverty, insecurity and climate change have been the cause for more than 712,000 people to be internally and externally displaced in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador every year. These factors did not change during COVID-19, in fact many

Ahh, Climate change. There it is. Couldn’t have kids in cages because of climate change. We need to feed their families, give them healthcare and an education and housing. Those kids crossing over bodies of water from a Communist country? They won’t even get a cage or a blanket. They and their families will be sent elsewhere. Why? Because attempting to cross into The United States by sea is (shudder) too dangerous.

As if crossing the Rio Grande isn’t? So dangerous. And who could forget the tragic footage of a family washed up on the riverbank when they attempted to make that dangerous crossing? The media salivated all over this because this was the hard immigration policies enforced by the Trump presidency in one illustration. These were just individuals wanting a shot at a better life here in America, as the narrative went. If only we let them across our borders, the story goes. They would have been able to cross legally and would have avoided the dangerous crossing over a body of water. And whatever did happen to Biden’s promise to reverse the “hardline policies of his predecessor”? Joe Biden certainly sang a new tune after taking up residency in The White House, didn’t he? “Don’t come over”, he said. Alejandro Mayorkas is just parroting his boss like a good DHS Secretary.

But the time is never right to cross into our borders by water.

The time is never right to attempt migration by sea.”-Alejandro Mayorkas

That’s funny. How did your family get here, Alejandro? If the time is never right to attempt migration by sea, I have news for you. A hell of a lot of us would not be here. My family came off of boats from Italy and the Czech Republic in the early 1900s. They were fleeing poverty and persecution, respectively. They weren’t on a 5-star cruise ship in a garden villa with an unlimited buffet and a drink package, either. You know what, though? They took their chances.

But could it be Cuban immigrants are not the immigrants our leadership needs right now?

He’s not wrong. Take a look. According to this:

Cubans in Florida have helped make the state’s Latino vote different from that of the nation overall. In 2016, 54% of Cubans in Florida voted for Donald Trump, compared with 35% of the state’s Latino voters overall and 28% of Latinos nationwide, according to exit polls. (A Pew Research Center study of the 2016 electorate based on validated voters found similar voting patterns among Latinos nationwide.)

Turnout among Cuban Americans has regularly been one of the highest among Hispanic eligible voter groups. In 2016, 58% of Cubans voted, compared with 55% of Dominicans, 49% of Salvadorans, 46% of Puerto Ricans and 44% of Mexicans, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data.’

Why would a Cuban-American not vote for a progressive Democrat? Probably because a Cuban-American can recognize Communist rhetoric from afar. Blackouts, food shortages, vaccine shortages because everything is controlled by the state. Communications controlled by the state. Violence, repression and brute force in an attempt to silence citizens who speak out against the state. But there’s free healthcare and a solid education so it can’t be that bad, right? And downtown Havana is oh-so charming, say the Democrats. Cuba sounds absolutely freaking fabulous, doesn’t it? Why ever would anyone leave?

But Mayorkas says this is not the time for Cubans to flee their country. After all, we can’t have any tales of oppressive Communism from those who have lived it when Socialist ideology is picking up steam in our free nation. Take your libertad elsewhere, he says. In other words, keep rowing.

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  • ROP says:

    “Probably because a Cuban-American can recognize Communist rhetoric from afar”

    Except that what we got from AOC , Montoya, and many others. Some people just dont learn

  • ROP says:

    “Probably because a Cuban-American can recognize Communist rhetoric from afar”

    Except that what we got from AOC , Montoya, and many others. Some people just dont learn
    As a matter of fact the whole squad is from elsewhere. We have given them shirts off out backs . Now the ingrained socialism is showing and they want not only the whole country but a gun from us to shoot us with.

  • Kim Hirsch says:

    So what happened to the “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” rule, where any Cuban could receive asylum here if they escaped by boat?
    Oh, that’s right. Obama got rid of that.

  • ROP says:

    Only if they vote democrate

  • ROP says:

    Our border our shores. Tell Russia, China, and Iran to butt out unless they want Nuclear War.
    If we finished Bay of Pigs we wouldn’t be in the situation we are now.
    If we took out Mao and helped Shang Ki Shek we wouldn’t have china to worry about now.
    If we let McArthur take out North Korea we wouldnt have that problem now.
    All these would have formed democracies probably if we had stayed to our original charter of helping
    other countries form Republics, but we are now having a hard time doing that here now. What all these instances have in common? Democrats, just another word for communist.

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