(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) The Biden administration’s push to export Cubans and Nicaraguans at the southern border is being called out as a political ploy which will have no impact on combating illegal immigration, according to former senior border enforcement, Just the News reported.
“This is purely political optics,” said Rodney Scott, who served as chief of U.S. Border Patrol in both the Trump and Biden administrations. “With approximately 7,000 illegal entries every day, and the Biden administration’s public statements that Title 42 is being terminated within weeks, the numbers of Cubans and Nicaraguans that are being considered here are irrelevant.”
Others suspect that the partisan Democratic administration is attempting to limit the expansion of a subset of the Spanish-speaking immigrant population which could be inconvenient for their political gains.
“The administration is targeting people fleeing communist and socialist regimes in Cuba and Nicaragua,” charged Anna Paulina Luna, a Hispanic-American of Mexican descent who’s running for Congress in Florida’s 13th District.
“Biden and his team know if Hispanics are here speaking the language and can tell others that Democrats are pushing similar policies to the ones in the countries they fled, that’ll be a big problem for them.”
U.S. officials confirmed that the administration struck a deal with the Mexican government to expel up to 100 Cubans and 20 Nicaraguans a day to Mexico from various border facilities.
“The administration is clearly down in the polls and against the beliefs in this country due to what they’re not doing to secure the border and stop the flow of illegal immigration,” said Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
“They want to be able to point to something productive and say, ‘We’re working with Mexico and getting things done.'”
Polling has shown that the majority of Americans do not approve of the current administration’s handling of immigration due to the surge in number of illegal immigrants since Biden entered office.