Why did US deny Cubans' entry into the country? Internet says 'they will vote Republican'
The US has 'closed its doors' for the would-be migrants fleeing the political commotion in Cuba and Haiti. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday, July 13, warned Cubans and Haitians to not reach the United States illegally by sea. The statement didn't go well with people as they stormed social media with questions like 'why is the Biden administration abandoning the Cubans'.
Mayorkas made it clear that they will not be allowed to enter, even if they claim they are fleeing persecution. "Let me be clear: If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States, " he said at a news briefing. Mayorkas further noted that Coast Guard officials have not reported a surge in migrants since the political turmoil in Cuba, which began on Sunday, July 11 and the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise last week.
The political unrest in Cuba turned bloody overnight when police opened fire on a peaceful protest which resulted in the death of a protester. According to the Interior Ministry, 36-year-old Diubis Laurencio Tejeda died on Monday, July 12, during a violent clash between protesters and police. In addition to that, popular YouTuber and activist Dina Stars was arrested on live TV as the Cuban police allegedly opened fire on a peaceful protest on Tuesday, July 13.
President Joe Biden extended his support to the Cuban protesters and said that he stands with "their clarion call for freedom" amid the demonstrations, on Monday, July 12. "The Cuban people are demanding their freedom from an authoritarian regime. I don't think we've seen anything like these protests in a long long time if, quite frankly ever. The US stands firmly with the people of Cuba as they assert their universal rights. And we call on the government of Cuba to refrain from violence in their attempt to silence the voices of the people of Cuba, " the president said at the top of a meeting in the Roosevelt Room.
In a statement issued earlier, Biden said, "We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba's authoritarian regime." He added, "The United States calls on the Cuban regime to hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment rather than enriching themselves."
'They’re the wrong brown'
As the news broke out, people flooded Twitter with allegations that 'they're not letting Cubans into the country because they will not vote democrats'. One user wrote, "Cubans won’t vote Democrat. They’re the wrong brown." Another tweeted, "They know they will vote republican." One user commented, "Predominantly, Cubans have conservative values and would vote Republican." Another tweet read, "Cuban refuges are from the start anti-Communist, which would also make them anti-American Marxist. But Democrats believe they can coerce migrants at our southern border to vote Democrat. They'll be surprised those migrants don't like Marxists either, once they know." One user said, "Democrats don’t want Cubans and Haitians refugees who hates Democrat Communism to come into the country." "Because Dems don’t want to upset their comrades in communist governments."
Cubans won’t vote Democrat. They’re the wrong brown. 😬— Brian Gress (@bgresshrh) July 14, 2021
They know they will vote republican— Sissy Kelly (@We74416954) July 14, 2021
Predominantly, Cubans have conservative values and would vote Republican.— 0.0 (@wiseguy702) July 14, 2021
Cuban refuges are from the start anti-Communist, which would also make them anti-American Marxist. But Democrats believe they can coerce migrants at our southern border to vote Democrat. They'll be surprised those migrants don't like Marxists either, once they know.— WArthurJ (@WArthurJ1) July 14, 2021
Democrats don’t want Cubans and Haitians refugees who hates Democrat Communism to come into the country.— Tim Ludwig 🇺🇸 (@Tim_Ludwig) July 14, 2021
Because Dems don’t want to upset their comrades in communist governments.— Over It (@AllegedlySane) July 14, 2021