Yeah. Xenophobic: you bet, more so than anything Trump has come up with.
Racist, yeah, Obama’s reversal of Cuban immigration policy is all about preventing “persons of colour” — otherwise known as Lateeen-ohs or Hiss-panics — from entering the U.S.
Is anyone complaining about this?
No. Only those affected, some of whom are suffering permanent fates far worse than those migrants temporarily stranded by Trump’s executive order.
When it comes to all things Cuban, all things Obama, and all things Trump, hypocrisy runs deep in the U.S. news media, as do bigotry and bias.
From Granma Euro-Lite (Reuters)
Mexico police rescue 31 Cuban migrants from kidnappers in Cancun
Mexican federal police rescued 31 Cuban immigrants who had been held in a house in the resort city of Cancun, the government said on Saturday.
The 22 men and 9 women did not have visas to be in Mexico and said they were being held by a group of armed men who had demanded money for their release, the interior ministry said in a statement.
The Cubans were taken to local offices of the federal attorney general for medical checkups and were set to be deported, the ministry said.
Hundreds of Cubans who were in the process of trying to reach the United States were stranded in Mexico and Central America after the United States repealed in January the so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy that granted residency to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil.