(RepublicanNews.org) – With a looming crisis at the nation’s southern border, national security is on the mind of many Americans these days. Individuals attempting to gain entry into the US fall into one of two categories. They’re either migrants, individuals leaving their homeland to find a better life, or refugees fleeing due to safety concerns. With this distinction in mind, the Biden administration announced an important policy decision regarding Haitian and Cuban refugees.
On July 13, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced the United States would not accept Haitian or Cuban refugees arriving by boat. This policy decision comes at a critical time because Haiti’s president was just assassinated, and Cuba is experiencing rioting and civil unrest in the wake of years of oppression at the hands of the island nation’s Communist regime.
STORY: People fleeing Cuba and Haiti by boat will not be allowed to enter the U.S., even if they demonstrate fear of being persecuted or tortured in their home countries, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned today.https://t.co/mMBYsNLMIc
— Camilo Montoya-Galvez (@camiloreports) July 14, 2021
Hammering the point, Mayorkas spoke directly to refugees while making his announcement. “Allow me to be clear,” he stated. “If you take to the sea, you will not [be allowed into] the United States.”
Continuing, he advised anyone with verifiable concerns regarding torture or political persecution would be referred to third-party countries for resettlement.
The Biden administration’s decision begs the question, should refugees arriving by boat be treated differently than migrants arriving at the nation’s border? What do you think?
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