“The decision of the governor -of the state of Florida- Ron De Santis is completely inconsistent with his speeches against communism and totalitarianism. Blocking the humanitarian ‘Parole’ affects the victims of the communist regimes in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela,” they indicated. activist organizations
MIAMI – The Organization of Politically Persecuted Venezuelans in Exile (Veppex) and Amavex-Multicultural Association of “Voice and Expression” Activists rejected the denouncement of Florida’s position of supporting a lawsuit against the plan of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, to grant 30,000 humanitarian visas to migrants from Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Haiti.
“The decision of the governor -of the state of Florida- Ron De Santis is completely inconsistent with his speeches against communism and totalitarianism. Blocking the humanitarian ‘Parole’ affects the victims of the communist regimes in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela,” said a statement released this Thursday in Miami by both associations.
The statement stresses that it is illogical for a Republican governor like DeSantis, who has the largest communities of Cuban, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan exiles in his state, “to try to block a measure that helps these nationalities and favors organized migration to the United States.” Joined”.
It stresses that the measure “exactly seeks to stop the disaster that has been generated in recent years with the arrival of immigrants at the border”, in the opinion of the two organizations “a situation that precisely showed the little capacity that the immigration department had to evaluate and check those who are entering”.
The organizations’ statement comes after this Tuesday the attorneys general of 20 US states filed a lawsuit against the Biden government’s plan to grant 30,000 visas to migrants from Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Haiti.
In their complaint, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the plaintiffs argue that this plan will allow the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants to areas of the US that are already “overburdened.”
“It makes no sense that partisanship prevails over logic, much less the help of those most in need, victims of communism on the continent,” underlines the statement of the associations.
“We reiterate our resounding and forceful rejection of this action that is detrimental precisely to communities within which there is a part of civil society that we represent,” concludes the statement, signed by the presidents of Veppex, José Antonio Colina, and Amavex, Helen Villalonga.
The lawsuit against which the organizations are pronouncing is signed by the prosecutors of states such as Florida, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas and Kentucky, among others, and is directed against the DHS and its head, Alejandro Mayorkas, as well as well as against the federal agencies in charge of ensuring border security and regulating the migratory flow, and those responsible.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in charge of immigration policy, published this Wednesday that the irregular arrival to the United States of Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans decreased by 97% in January compared to December, a period in which a policy began to be implemented that allows nationals of those three countries to be directly expelled to Mexico.
The DHS data for January are preliminary and include only the number of migrants apprehended while crossing the border and not those who manage to enter US territory without being detected by the authorities.
To calculate that 97% drop, the sources compared the data for the week of December 11 last year, when a measure of 3,367 arrests was recorded each day, with another seven days in January, in which there were 115 arrests per day. .
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