Obamacare has failed Americans, and so have many other policies that President Obama has put in place when he was “Commander-In-Chief.”
But while his presidency is mired in failures, Obama’s move to end the Cuban “wet foot, dry foot” policy has succeeded in keeping Cuban refugees out of the U.S.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Coast Guard released statistics showing how its interdictions at sea of Cuban immigrants has dropped dramatically.
According to the AP, back in April and May of 2016 the Coast Guard kept 1,000 Cubans from entering the U.S.
Fast forward one year later, and that number of Cuban immigrants caught at sea has plummeted. In the same report, there has not been one interdiction at sea of a Cuban migrant since April 1.
The Coast Guard reported only 49 interdictions involving Cubans in February and March, compared with 260 in January. That’s down from 759 such interdictions in the first three months of 2016.
The policy fast-tracking residency for Cubans stepping on American soil ended Jan. 12. Since then, the Coast Guard has returned 113 migrants to Cuba, compared with 939 over the same period last year.-AP
Senator Marco Rubio (R), who supports overhauling the Cuban Adjustment Act, all-but condemned President Obama’s “wet foot” edict, and is not looking to work with the Trump Administration into reversing Obama’s Cuban immigration decision.
“We must work to ensure that Cubans who arrive here to escape political persecution are not summarily returned to the regime.” –Sen. Marco Rubio