President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident.
The repeal of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy is effective immediately. 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.
“Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to removal, consistent with U.S. law and enforcement priorities,” Obama said in a statement. “By taking this step, we are treating Cuban migrants the same way we treat migrants from other countries. The Cuban government has agreed to accept the return of Cuban nationals who have been ordered removed, just as it has been accepting the return of migrants interdicted at sea.
The left wants open borders. Obama wants open borders. So why close this reletively small flow of immigrants?
It is really simple. Obama chose the wrong side of freedom and liberty again. He chose to do this because the Castro regime wanted him to. Obama did this because it was the opposite of what America is all about.
It is also clear that as Cubans tend to be rather conservative when they come to America, as they are fleeing the road Obama has been on, Obama was poking Conservatives in the eye as well.
Obama is now participating in the mis-treatment of the Cubans that would like to flee the great political oppression they face in Cuba. He has sided with Castro. He is a moron.