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Biden’s Asylum Hypocrisy Should Enrage Cuban Americans and Everybody Else

AMAC Exclusive by Aaron Kliegman

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The catastrophe currently playing out on our southern border has been caused almost entirely by the Biden administration’s loose (and illegal) application of asylum law. Under Biden’s policies, virtually anyone crossing our border from anywhere in the world is allowed to claim “political asylum” in the United States—a designation intended only for genuinely persecuted individuals. But now, as persecuted Cubans consider fleeing the island in the wake of new government oppression, the Biden administration has suddenly forgotten its affinity for any and all asylum seekers attempting to enter the United States—at least, as long as those asylum seekers are Cuban.

Last week, Biden Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas warned that people fleeing Cuba by boat won’t be allowed to enter the United States, saying that “if you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States.”

Mayorkas added that his warning applies even to those who demonstrate fear of persecution. “If individuals…establish a well-founded fear of persecution or torture, they are referred to third countries for resettlement,” he explained. “They will not enter the United States.” Moreover, he warned that Cubans caught attempting to flee their home country will be returned to Cuba by the Coast Guard.

This hardline approach by Biden and Mayorkas – himself a Cuban immigrant – has many accusing the Biden administration of hypocrisy over its asylum policy.

To understand why, consider the way political asylum works under U.S. law. In order to receive asylum, individuals leaving their own country are supposed to have to demonstrate a “credible fear” of persecution if they return home.

“Credible fear” means that if someone goes home, they will likely be abused, tortured, imprisoned, or killed. And under widely accepted international standards, asylum seekers fleeing genuine persecution are supposed to stop in the first country they reach where they will not be subjected to such persecution.

In other words, genuine asylum seekers are not supposed to be allowed to cross the entirety of Central America and Mexico to request asylum in the U.S.—and even if they do, they are not supposed to qualify for asylum just because they came from less developed, or crime-plagued countries.

Under the Obama and Biden administrations, all of these standards were suspended. U.S. asylum was (and is) granted to migrants from all over the world who did not stop in the first safe country they reached—and nearly all of whom do not have a “credible fear” of persecution.

It was exactly this problem that President Trump attempted to solve while in office—and with extraordinary success. The Trump administration implemented the Remain in Mexico policy, officially called the Migrant Protection Protocols, to address the rampant abuses of America’s asylum system, and also made agreements with many Central American countries to curtail asylum fraud.

President Trump’s asylum policies were not only more logical and humane—they were the primary factor in securing America’s southern border and dramatically reducing illegal immigration under his administration.

President Joe Biden ripped up those policies immediately upon entering the White House. On his first day in office, he halted and then formally ended the Remain in Mexico Policy, and launched historic new waves of illegal immigration to the U.S. border.

Indeed, the Biden administration has actively encouraged illegitimate asylum seekers from central America to come to the US and not to stay in the first safe countries they reach. Just last month, for example, Vice President Kamala Harris said she is “committed to making sure we provide a safe haven for those seeking asylum, period.” A few days later, the administration greatly expanded the number of central American children eligible to apply for asylum in the U.S. while still in their home countries.

All of which brings us to the Biden administration’s policy pertaining to Cuba. Despite actively inviting the rest of Latin America to the United States, the administration is harshly warning Cubans to stay away. Obviously, some of those Cubans actually do have a credible fear of persecution, and Cuba is one of the only nations for which America is the first safe country. Yet Biden is telling Cubans that they will be denied entry, returned to their oppressors, or actively resettled outside of the United States.

The hypocrisy is undeniable. The contradiction warrants an explanation.

It seems that for some reason, Biden’s team specifically wants to exclude Cubans from coming to America. If that is true, the reason why is all too obvious: Unlike other Latinos, the majority of Cuban Americans identify as Republicans. Biden and the Democrats want to open the borders to people from Honduras and Guatemala because, the thinking goes, they’ll vote for Democrats. But those Cubans have seen far-left rule up close and want no more of it. So, we can’t let them in, even if their fears are far more credible than alleged asylum seekers who are currently safe in Mexico.

Democrats relentlessly and baselessly accused President Trump for four years of opposing asylum fraud for political purposes. Now the Biden administration is encouraging asylum fraud, and opposing genuine asylum seekers, for political purposes. It’s not hard to see which is worse.

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Karen
1 month ago

Joe (lover of Satan) has no conscience. Get rid of the crap that’s coming in thru Mexico and replace them with the good Cuban people. Such hypocrisy!!! Good luck, Joe when you have to face your God.

Marlene Young
1 month ago

PaulE and Ed J –

No way I can improve your comments or add much more…

(And Ed J – I am referring to Both of your comments.

BAE
1 month ago

Yes, just fellow the money. Biden always has his hand out for more money. It makes me so sad, we have this awful President. Biden will do more harm than good. He’s a fool and we are stuck with him.

Peter Joseph
1 month ago

I despise these traitors. It’s unhealthy, I Know, but they are destroying everything I love.

Rich
1 month ago

Just follow the votes. Biden knows most Cubans would not vote for his socialism and most from the southern border will. Pretty simple actually.

FedUp
1 month ago

Lest we forget, Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas also referred to Cuban immigrants as “Illegals”. Its funny, I thought that according to their own rules, they can’t call them illegal anymore.

I propose a prisoner swap. Let’s ship the Dem party, Antifa, and BLM to Cuba so they can live in the authoritarian communist regime they want and as a gesture of thanks for Cuba for taking all these “people” from our country, we’ll take all the Cuban’s who want freedom.

Dr.C
1 month ago
Reply to  FedUp

Homeland security since its inception or is it insertion, had been a real comfort to all Americans in safeguarding our constitutional and God-given rights for over the last twenty years. The last election for President was ample proof of that. And their protection from domestic terrorist groups was shown in Seattle and Portland last summer. And now labeling Cuban immigrants “Illegal” is another example of their worth. It’s nice to know they are on the job for the Marxist socialist’s criminals.

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  FedUp

I second that

Dale Single
1 month ago

Maybe we should provide boats so they can go to Mexico… Problem solved!

Rich
1 month ago
Reply to  Dale Single

So many solutions to so many problems.

J. Shenk
1 month ago

I’m reminded of a statement that conservative talk show host Chris Plante often repeats —“If it weren’t for double standards the left would have no standards.”

Lynn
1 month ago

Ditto Ed J.
Who’d want to flee that workers egalitarian paradise?

Ed J
1 month ago

Regarding the Cubans being more disposed to being Republicans based upon their first-hand experience with Castro’s “paradise” …
 
Let’s all pitch in and charter flights for Cubans into the USA, rather than having them brave the water crossing to Florida. There are enough “sanctuary” towns, cities and states around where Cubans could easily blend in and remain below the radar.
 
If the Demsheviks can pad their voter rolls with “their” immigrants, we should be able to do the same for “our” immigrants. Gee, things may accelerate into an “Immigrant Race” akin to the “Space Race” of yesteryear!

Ed J
1 month ago

The only asylum we should be discussing and entertaining is the one where we commit Biden, Harris, Schumer, Pelosi, Schiff, Waters, AOC, and others of their ilk to permanent incarceration (preferably somewhere in a distant universe, but Guantanamo would be an acceptable alternate choice).
 
Oh! I forgot to think – that place is called HELL and I expect all of these idiots will end up there with front row seats where they can spend eternity adulating Satan, and luxuriating with the massive number of self-administered kissing hickies they placed up and down the inside of their arms and the self-administered contusions they placed on their shoulders from vigorously patting themselves on their backs at every opportunity, and all the while “joyfully” reminiscing about all the “good” they did for America on their watch.
 
The net outcome of their new residency is that these idiots will “Fake News” themselves into believing that all their dysfunctional and dystopian earthly actions actually constituted “nirvana” for America and the whole world. Oh, regarding HELL, I expect all these folks will genuinely feel right at home, and for some it will actually be an improvement over their earthly lives.
 
P.S. If I were Satan, I wouldn’t want them on my turf either!

PaulE
1 month ago

The current actions of the Biden administration and the Democrat party are perfectly consistent with their past history when it came to supporting the communist regime in Cuban over the captive Cuban people being held in life-long poverty and servitude under communism. I’m all for facilitating a means to assist the Cuban people in freeing themselves from the brutal communist regime they have been forced to live under for 62 years. I’ve even suggested in prior articles on this subject how it could be done. However, I have absolutely no illusions that the Biden administration will do anything of substance in that area to aid the Cuban people. Again, the Democrat party has always supported the communist party in Cuba over the people of Cuba. Expressed in clearer terms, socialists tend to support other socialists.

I’m neither shocked nor surprised by the Biden administration’s actions to date regarding anything discussed in this article. This is simply who the Democrats have been for quite a while and, if anything, they are simply dropping their pretense of being “progressive” for the more accurate and open self identification of socialist.

Caroline
1 month ago

I agree w all those comments on the need for holding people responsible for their actions. Corruption is pandemic in this country because no one is ever held responsible for their crimes. And it will continue and always worsening until true justice is served-just like bullies who are never challenged, criminals set free, horrific gang members invited into the country and repeatedly released after arrest, sanctuary cities protecting criminals, Hillary and Bill and their friends still walking free, Obama still running our country and Soros still manipulating one free country after another for the sake of a One World government. No consequences for any of them. We continue to allow this and we sink further into the abyss.

aluminum head
1 month ago

Racism ? Let’s think about the communist F D R and his imprisoning of Japanese / American citizens. And yet that slime is revered by revisionist historians.

The next conservative / populist POTUS needs to fill the jails with them and start mass graves for Soros and his ilk.

Ed J
1 month ago
Reply to  aluminum head

Don’t waste valuable real estate on graves for these miscreants. Just cremate them and then flush their ashes down the nearest toilet.

SBPerez
1 month ago

While Alejandro Mayorkas may be a Cuban exile, he is probably a “Fifth Columnist”. Or in other words, a shill of the Cuban Communist government. Many of them have entered this country over the past six decades, and have worked hand-in-glove with the communists in this country to destroy our Constitutional Republic. Additionally, they have worked to malign Cubans who love freedom and love the USA. They were very active during the Elian Gonzalez debacle. We saw this first hand in Miami.

Patty Hanson
1 month ago

It’s truly astonishing just how ever so scarce a commodity “ SANITY ” has become.

Ed J
1 month ago
Reply to  Patty Hanson

Sanity will ALWAYS take a second seat to political expediency for the Demsheviks. Blind pursuit of their ideology is paramount to them, almost rising to the level of an obsessive-compulsive disorder in doing so. The true and greater good for the nation never, ever enters their equation.

gin
1 month ago

How evil! I doubt a lot of people know who they are serving, but as John wrote in One John chapter five, verse nineteen, We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. If our leaders aren’t serving God, the only one left is Satan. He wants to prove that he can out do God, and God allows it so people can choose the side they want. This life is short. No one will take anything from here into eternity. Choose God for eternal joy, or the other guy for eternal sorrow.

SBPerez
1 month ago
Reply to  gin

Amen!!!

Rich
1 month ago
Reply to  SBPerez

So true gin, when there is a vast void in our hearts, someone or something will fill it. Choose LIFE.

Bob Carlstrom
1 month ago

Another tragic fumbling and bumbling action by Biden et al.

Ed J
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob Carlstrom

What the Demsheviks are doing goes far beyond just fumbling and bumbling. Their actions are deliberate, generally dysfunctional in effect, and dystopian in outcome. The net effect is they are methodically destroying our nation, its institutions and our freedoms. If this continues, civil war is inevitable.

Texas Resister 64
1 month ago

That, gentlemen and ladies, is the very definition of racism and discrimination.

Ronald P. Campisi
1 month ago

There is nothing more that you can say. It is hypocritical. It is also cruel to send people suffering torture and persecution in their country.This is not an American policy. Shame on Biden & anyone who would approve of it.

Sheila
1 month ago

That goes to show you how evil Biden & anyone who would approve of it.

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