Obama knowingly allowed himself to be duped by the communist Castro dictatorship out of his inherent sympathy for Cuba’s “socialist revolution” Biden, on the other hand, is just being outsmarted and outmaneuvered.
Biden plays checkers as Cuba’s wily chess moves weaken U.S. security
President Biden has brought the crisis he created on our southern border to Florida’s front door.
With U.S. Customs and Border Protection reporting a 400% increase in migrant encounters in South Florida since October 2022, and mass arrivals of Cubans to the Florida Keys and the islands making up Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay and I spoke with Coast Guard Adm. Linda Fagan and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to press for answers and resources to address the growing crisis.
It is unacceptable that Floridians face yet another devastating consequence of the president’s shameful appeasement of the communist regime in Cuba.
Many Floridians, especially those in South Florida, understand well the significant role that the Castro/Díaz-Canel regime has played in exploiting the United States by stoking instability across Latin America, supporting ruthless dictators such as Nicolás Maduro and Daniel Ortega and driving mass migration as leverage to benefit its illegitimate government and its evil allies in Communist China, Russia and Iran.
The Cuban regime has effectively used this playbook for decades. We saw it during the 1980 Mariel boatlift and the 1994 Cuban rafter crisis.
But the scope of today’s mass migration from Cuba dwarfs the previous events. Last year, more than 250,000 Cubans illegally migrated to the United States, more than came during the exodus of 1980 and 1994 combined. Note that each of these events occurred during Democratic administrations.
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