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Cubans and Government

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From Yahoo News

We are committed to supporting the Haitian government as it seeks justice in this case. And we affirm the United States support for the people of Haiti. We also stand in solidarity with the Cuban people and their calls for freedom from the repression and economic suffering that Cuba’s authoritarian regime is causing.

DHS is working with our partners to support the Haitian and Cuban people. The Coast Guard, along with our state, local, and federal partners, are monitoring any activity that may indicate increases in unsafe and irregular maritime migration in the Florida Straits. Including unpermitted vessel departures from Florida to Cuba.

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. Homeland Security Task Force– Southeast headed by the Coast Guard’s 7th District Command is responsible for the DHS response to a maritime migration. This task force has been in place for more than 18 years. And it exists to prevent and respond to maritime migration in the Caribbean.

That’s Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas telling Cubans not to come into the USA. Absolutely shameful stuff. You stand in solidarity, but you won’t help them to escape communism. Instead presumably opting for strongly worded letters. Particularly for a party that was so critical of Trump’s behaviour towards economic migrants.
The best way to end communism in Cuba would be for the USA to put the navy within 12 miles of Cuba and pick up anyone getting on a raft. The root of democracy is competition. People being able to pack their bags and go elsewhere. It’s why industrialisation is so critical to democracy, that people are no longer peasants on the land, but can get work in another place. The Cuban government can remain bad because it’s so hard for skilled people to leave. By moving to the edge of international waters, more people can get on a raft and leave.

Here’s hoping that these little platoons do the job that the US government should be doing (translated):-

Without an organization to coordinate them, and fundamentally self-convened through social networks,  dozens of Floridians are getting on private boats to cross the Straits of Florida and reach twelve miles from Cuba, at the limit of international waters.

“There is too much pressure. Police sent by the communists to confront people who are asking for freedom.  That is a country where people have no hope of any kind. People are making a peaceful protest and they are responding by repressing. We can’t take it anymore, it’s time to go and fight with our people. I hope the United States understands that I am going to defend the town where I was born, ”  Alejandro Morúa, a Habanero who has lived in Miami for 13 years , told  Infobae who today gets on one of the boats that are leaving the Pelican  marina  in Miami, heading to the island where he was born.

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Michael van der Riet
Michael van der Riet
2 months ago

Lazy Cubans taking the easy way out as usual. If they just sailed a little further to Mexico, they could walk over the US border unhindered.

Mohave Greenie
Mohave Greenie
2 months ago

Main difference between Cubans and Mexicans is that the Cubans, having had their fill of communist socialism, tend to vote Republican by a large margin.

Can’t be having that from our new immigrants. So turn them back at the beaches. /S

bloke in spain
bloke in spain
2 months ago

“The best way to end communism in Cuba would be for the USA to put the navy within 12 miles of Cuba and pick up anyone getting on a raft.”
So you want all the Cubans unsatisfied with the conditions in & government of Cuba to leave. So who provides the opposition?
It’s a similar argument to accepting asylum seekers.” You don’t like who’s running your country Muhammad? Well bloody well change it then. Your problem not ours.”

TD
TD
2 months ago

Hasn’t Cuba been long held up as a model for how the world ought to be?

MrVeryAngry
MrVeryAngry
2 months ago

Whaddya expect from Biden Harris? Honesty? They’re socialists. Lying is what they do. Blaming others for what they themselves are guilty is their SOP.

Steve Fleischer
Steve Fleischer
2 months ago

People fleeing oppression tend to be the most adventurous (indicators of potential entrepreneurship).

Let’s welcome them as tend to be net contributors to our country.

Spike
Spike
2 months ago

No. Let’s vet them for facility with English, physical health, knowledge of our Constitutional federalism, and work skills that we need; and require that they have a sponsor who vouches that they won’t become public charges. As we used to.

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