The media is outraged over Donald Trump’s decision to temporarily freeze immigration from several countries that have proven to be hotspots for terrorism.
However, what they are leaving out is that President Obama made a very similar move right before leaving office that caused headaches for a lot of immigrants.
As the radical left organizes obstructions of airport terminals to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order enacting new security measures for travelers visiting from turbulent countries, few appear equally outraged that his predecessor, Barack Obama, issued a similar directive specifically targeting Cubans.
During his last week in office, President Obama repealed a long-standing executive order known as “Wet Foot/Dry Foot,” which allowed all Cubans legally touching U.S. soil to stay here illegally. The objective of the executive order was to give sanctuary to Cubans risking their lives on makeshift vessels trying to sail to the United States and escape the oppressive communist regime that has governed there for over half a century.
The move did not trigger widespread national protests in defense of the Cubans affected, even as U.S. immigration officials – confused by the lack of direction in Obama’s order – detained and interrogated countless travelers possessing legal visas to enter the United States. Many of these were elderly individuals, traveling to visit their children with no intention of stay.
We have seen protests at airports across the country, including one that was stirred up by a sitting U.S. Senator, with signs expressing concern for immigrants.
Where were those protests when President Obama made his move that negatively affected the Cuban people?