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DHS Secretary: People Fleeing Persecution in Cuba or Haiti Won’t Be Allowed Into US

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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Maryorkas warned Cubans and Haitians on Tuesday that the Biden administration will throw out anyone who attempts to come to the United States by sea.

The statement comes from a Biden administration that claimed it “stand[s] with the Cuban people as they bravely assert their fundamental and universal rights, and as they all call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering.”

“The time is never right to attempt migration by sea. To those who risk their lives doing so, this risk is not worth taking,” Mayorkas said at a news conference at the U.S. Coast Guard’s headquarters in Washington.

He highlighted that the seas are risky, especially during hurricane seasons, Fox Newsreported.

Mayorkas is himself a citizen who first came to the U.S. from Cuba as a refugee.

“Allow me to be clear: If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States,” he said.

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