The Cuban persons are risking their lives by preventing to liberate themselves from the communist Castro regime. The Biden administration’s response has been weak. The worst second got here final week when Homeland Safety Secretary
informed Cubans: “For those who take to the ocean, you’ll not come to the USA.”
I took that personally—not solely as a result of my household fled
Cuba for the U.S. in 1960, however as a result of I do know Mr. Mayorkas as “Ali,” a childhood good friend from California and the son of my father’s finest good friend,
My household and the Mayorkas household have ties stretching again to our mother and father’ childhood—two Cuban households that sought, and located, a greater future for his or her kids in America. Ali owes his success in no small half to the sacrifices his Republican father made in fleeing the Castro regime.
Right here’s what Messrs. Biden and Mayorkas ought to do: They need to categorical unwavering assist for the Cuban individuals. They need to proceed the Trump administration’s hard-line coverage towards the Castro regime, not allow it by pushing for reconciliation. They need to keep the financial embargo and Cuba’s itemizing as a state sponsor of terror. They need to instantly present the Cuban individuals with free and ample web entry to allow them to doc the abuses of their communist oppressors.
As an alternative, Mr. Biden and his fellow Democrats are providing misinformation. It’s unacceptable to repeat the Cuban regime’s lies and faux that this historic milestone within the Cuban individuals’s decadeslong wrestle for freedom is merely a response to Covid-19. It’s unacceptable accountable U.S. sanctions for Cuba’s distress. Communism is the failure right here.
Liberal critics of American international coverage typically level to the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo, claiming that it undermines our ethical authority. All of Cuba is a jail camp and has been for 62 years. Cuban households are actually risking every little thing to carry change to the island of our delivery. They deserve assist from American leaders and the American individuals—together with Mr. Biden and Ali Mayorkas, my childhood good friend.
Ms. Levy is a Republican Nationwide Committeewoman and was President Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Chile.
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Appeared within the July 22, 2021, print version.