We knew that no good would come from President Obama ‘normalizing’ relations with Cuba. From The Miami Herald:
By Alicia A Caldwell and Julie Pace | Associated Press | January 12, 2017 | 5:24 PM EST
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident, a senior administration official said Thursday.
The repeal of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy is effective immediately, according the official. The decision follows months of negotiations focused in part on getting Cuba to agree to take back people who had arrived in the U.S.
The U.S. and Cuba planned to issue a joint statement later Thursday. The official insisted on anonymity in order to detail the change ahead of the announcement.
The official said the Cubans gave no assurances about treatment of those sent back to the country, but said political asylum remains an option for those concerned about persecution if they return.
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I guess that I really shouldn’t be surprised, but this one has me shaking my head. The decision “follows months of negotiations focused in part on getting Cuba to agree to take back people who had arrived in the U.S.” Think about that: our outgoing President, who has been taking steps to keep illegal immigrants from Mexico from being deported, now wants to make it illegal to immigrate from Cuba without a visa — and what Cuban can safely apply for one with the Dirección de Inteligencia and the Comités de Defensa de la Revolución watching everything and everybody? — so that Cubans are forced to remain under the Communist dictatorship, and those who do flee successfully will be sent right back to Cuba.
One difference? The Democrats believe that they will receive most of the votes of Mexican immigrants, while Cuban-Americans are strongly Republican. But, of course, we know that President Obama would never take that into consideration.
So, what do we have? Since the election:
- President Obama ordered Samantha Power, our Ambassador to the United Nations, to abstain on Security Council Resolution 2334, a censure of Israel, the one democracy in the Middle East, in favor of the thug Fatah and terrorist Hamas organizations among the Palestinians;
- President Obama is now trying to send people fleeing tyranny back to Cuba;
- President Obama has put traitor Bradley Manning on the ‘short list’ for sentence commutation; and
- President Obama continues to release the remaining hard-core prisoners from detention at Guantanamo, sending them back to the Middle East, where a significant number have returned to the battlefield to shoot at American soldiers.
In every one of those actions — and the commutation of Mr Manning’s 35 year sentence hasn’t happened yet — our 44th President has been favoring the forces of oppression and tyranny, and opposing freedom, democracy and the defense of the United States. He is trying to do everything he can to tie the hands of his successor, and weaken the defenses of law-abiding American citizens. January 20th cannot get here too soon!