Is anyone really surprised? Psaki Refuses To Speak Out Against ‘Communism’ In Cuba When Asked About ‘Root Causes’ Of Crisis. After all Harris is supposedly checking out the root causes of why people are fleeing their homelands and flooding our borders. Could it be Marxism isn’t so swell? Hmm… We sure know a lot of Cubans want out. But our door is not going to take “their tired’ and “poor” None of their huddled masses yearning to be free.Yesterday we learn DHS Mallorcus – Cuban refugees not welcome and will be returned
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to speak out against communism in Cuba when pressed on Wednesday about the root causes of the ongoing crisis on the island nation.
“As the administration tries to figure out the ‘root causes’ of migration to the country, don’t we know that the reason people want to leave Cuba is because they don’t like communism?” a reporter asked Psaki. “Do you think people are leaving Cuba because they don’t like communism?”
H/T: Daily Wire
Recall just who Jen Psaki is and her role.
WestExec has staffed the administration with over 23 of its executives, who have sprawled out across the national security and intelligence apparatus. The Intercept and The American Prospect dug into these profiles, and some of the biggest names in government are among them, including:
- Tony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State; Co-founder and managing partner of WestExec
- Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence; Principal
- David S. Cohen, Deputy Director at the CIA; Principal
- Lisa Monaco, Deputy Attorney General; Principal
- Chris Inglis, National Cyber Director; Principal
- Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary; Senior Adviser
- Ely Ratner, Asst. Sec. of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs; Senior Adviser
It is an impressive list, as concerning as it might be that one security cabal could singlehandedly consolidate such influence in one presidential administration. But the list isn’t finished yet.
- Colin Thomas-Jensen, National Security Director for USAID; Senior Adviser
- Michael Camilleri, Sr. Adviser to USAID Admin.; Senior Adviser
- Gabrielle Chefitz, Special Asst. to Under Sec. of Defense for Policy; Senior Associate
- Julianne Smith, Senior Adviser to Sec. of State; Senior Adviser
- Barbara Leaf, Senior Director for Middle East, NSC; Senior Adviser
- Elizabeth Rosenberg, Counselor to Deputy Sec. of Treasury; Senior Advisor
- Matt Olsen, Asst. Attorney General; Principal
So we really have no need of being surprised.
Psaki Refuses To Speak Out Against ‘Communism’ In Cuba When Asked About ‘Root Causes’ Of Crisis
Mustang gave us a few interesting factoids in a comment yesterday regarding Asylum. Just for the record.
Mexicans can illegally pass over the US/Mexican border and obtain blanket asylum; Cubans will not be allowed to set foot inside the United States. Hmmm. Scratching head. 8 USC § 1158, Asylum: “Any alien who is physically present in the United States or who arrives in the United States (whether or not at a designated port of arrival and including an alien who is brought to the United States after having been interdicted in international or United States waters) irrespective of such alien’s status, may apply for asylum in accordance with this section or, where applicable, section 1225(b) of this title.”
One would presume that a US official would consider a US Coast Guard ship as United States property — because 10 USC § 1225 states, “An alien present in the United States who has not been admitted or who arrives in the United States (whether or not at a designated port of arrival and including an alien who is brought to the United States after having been interdicted in international or United States waters) shall be deemed for purposes of this chapter, an applicant for admission.”
So, to me anyway, it would appear as if the Biden administration has taken extra-legal steps to deny Cuban’s access to the protections of United States law with respect to refugees and asylees. I have not heard from any “human rights groups” so far. Is it possible that the interests of human rights groups are political party-dependent? Wow … that would be shocking.
But back to the post. Have no fear. Biden et al may not want any potential GOP voters in the form of Cuban refugees, but look out. Manchin will bend and have enough “immigrants” made legal by 2024 to insure the Dems stay in power. The Dems will figure out a way for them to vote.
Bloomberg adds a few more details:
Manchin on Wednesday afternoon signaled support for some aspects of the plan and said he is “fine” with it including language establishing legal permanent residency for some immigrants.
“I’m a 2013 immigration supporter,” Manchin said, referring to a Senate-passed bill that would have made it possible for many undocumented immigrants to gain legal status. “If we had that bill then we would not have the problems we have today.”
The last hope for Republicans is that the Senate parliamentarian will spike the immigration component of the bill on procedural grounds, as happened when lefty Dems wanted to add a national minimum-wage hike to the COVID relief bill. Under reconciliation, a bill has to bear directly on the budget; it can’t include “extraneous” or incidental non-budgetary subject matter. Normally that’s how we’d conceive of immigration reform, primarily a cultural rather than pecuniary dispute over whether to grant illegal immigrants a right to remain in the U.S. The wrinkle, however, is that legalizing millions of people could have enormous fiscal consequences, starting with employers paying them on the books and collecting tax revenue from them. So there is some budgetary salience to amnesty in a bill that otherwise needs to find $3.5 trillion in pay-fors.
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