I could spend a lot of time bashing Obama, but why bother he will be gone soon and frankly the policy of giving Cuban refugee’s special treatment isn’t his fault. The blame belongs to congress. Texas is being flooded with Cuban refugees and Ted Cruz, who is part Cuban, is just fine with that.
“From October 2015 to February 2016, more than 18,500 Cubans arrived at Texas’ Laredo field office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which includes ports from Del Rio to Brownsville. If that trend continues, it will shatter last year’s numbers for the same ports, when a record 28,371 crossed. During the 2015 fiscal year, more than 43,150 arrived at the 20 CBP field offices in the United States that process immigrants. More than half — 25,800 — arrived in only the first five months of the current fiscal year.”
In December, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said the policy should be repealed. He’s since signed on to a House bill by U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., that would end the immediate eligibility of all Cubans for the Refugee Assistance Program, instead limiting it to fleeing persecution.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, agreed with Cuellar and said the policy is outdated and isn’t fair to immigrants from other countries who have to wait much longer for legal status.
But U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has made his father’s story of fleeing Cuba a centerpiece of his campaign for the White House, said the act should only be repealed when Cuba is a free country.
Asked about the refugee current surge in his home state and how Cuban policy differs from the “amnesty” he says the Obama administration willingly gives to millions of undocumented immigrants, a Cruz aide offered up a quote Cruz gave in October 2015.
“The [Cuban Adjustment Act] is a recognition of the oppressive communist regime in Cuba that engages in political repression, torture and murder,” Cruz said then. “I look forward to the day when the Cuban Adjustment Act is no longer necessary because a free Cuba will have returned.”
Ted Cruz thinks they deserve to be treated better than taxpayers who pick up the tab and others waiting to come to the United States it seems. If you read the investigations below, you will see after the Cuban’s that Ted Cruz calls persecuted are hooked up to welfare and social security, they travel back and forth to Cuba freely and willingly. They buy homes back in Cuba using our tax and Social Security dollars. Does that sound like they are as persecuted as Ted Cruz makes them out to be? Read the Sun Sentinel’s investigation into welfare and Social Security abuse by Cubans.
Part 1: “Cuban immigrants are cashing in on U.S. welfare and returning to the island, making a mockery of the decades-old premise that they are refugees fleeing persecution at home. Some stay for months at a time — and the U.S. government keeps paying.”
Part 2: “More Cubans are coming to Florida in their golden years to retire, able to tap U.S. government assistance even though they never lived or worked here.”
One final outrage read this Plundering America The Cuban Criminal Pipeline.
Ted doesn’t think Mexican’s fleeing violence deserve the same treatment. Though he wouldn’t mind giving them legal status to work in the fields. Taxpayer subsidized labor for his campaign contributors. Now someone tell me again how Ted Cruz is a fiscal conservative looking out for Americans.