Sometimes the line between irony and hypocrisy is hard to discern.
Is it ironic or hypocritical for Obamanoids, Clintonoids, and Sanderoids to rail against Trump’s imigration policies?
I don’t know about you, but I’ll go with hypocritical.
Two days before he leaves the Oval Office he so ungraciously occupied, The Great Prevaricator has created precisely the kind of situation that he and his supporters accuse Trump of wishing to create.
Yes, the same man who opposed the deportation of any “undocumented” (illegal) migrants has now initiated what could be the largest mass deportation in recent U.S. history.
Yes, Mildred, all those Cubans who used to slide in here on their greasy dry feet are now being treated like the Wetbacks of old.
Aaaaah, but the migrants involved are Cubans. And it seems that the man loathes most Cubans, except for those who own and run the Castro Kingdom.
His supporters and acolytes are probably cheering too.
The infamous Oliphant cartoon has finally become a snapshot of what is actually happening rather than a mere expression of a deeply longed-for wish.
From El Jeral (The Miami Herald)
Detention has begun for some Cubans, causing anguish and fear of deportation
By Abel Fernández
Before being detained Friday at Miami International Airport, Cuban couple Aquilino Caraballo and Georgina Hernandez, 67 and 64, had visited their relatives in the United States six times.
The husband and wife, who had tourist visas for five years, did not expect any problems.
Neither did their children, Geidy and Jorge Caraballo, who live in Hialeah.
But at 3 a.m. Sunday, after waiting more than 36 hours at MIA for her parents to clear customs, Geidy Caraballo learned that her parents had been detained, separated and sent to immigration facilities — he to the Krome Detention Center in Miami-Dade and she to the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach.
“I saw my mother on Sunday afternoon,” Geidy Caraballo said through tears at her home in Hialeah. “But I do not know anything about my dad, and he has health issues.
“I talked to him by phone for a bit on Sunday and he only asked me if my mom was OK,” she said between sobs. “My dad is a guajiro (from the countryside) who does not know to express himself well or navigate the system and he comes from a nation where he cannot even speak freely.”
Caraballo, a 41-year-old optometrist who has been living in the U.S. for 18 years, said she is calmer after seeing her mother, but it was agonizing to see her wearing inmate clothing at the detention center.
“I’m more worried about my dad, because I do not know if they’re giving him his medicine,” she said.
According to Caraballo, who is a U.S. citizen, her mother told an immigration officer at the airport during their interview that they both “wanted to stay” in the U.S.
“It did not occur to them that someone with a visa for five years who wanted to stay had something to do with the wet foot, dry foot policy,” Caraballo said. “They were misinformed.”
The officer told them: “You want to stay? Now you’re going to see what it’s like to stay in the U.S.!” Caraballo said.
Her mother was frightened to the point that “they had to call rescue for her, because she got sick,” she said.
At the detention center in Pompano Beach, she was seen by a doctor, Caraballo said.
Several other Cuban-American families in South Florida are going through similar situations with relatives coming from the island, who are being held at the airport, asked questions and sent to immigration detention centers, according to Ramón Saúl Sánchez of the Democracy Movement organization.
Since the end of wet foot, dry foot policy — announced last week by the Obama administration — at least two Cubans have been sent back to Cuba, and others are being held at immigration detention centers, Sánchez said.
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