Those Outraged At Trump Blocking Refugees Didn't Seem To Care About What Obama Did To Cubans
One portion of President Trump's new immigration policy bars the admittance of refugees from entering the United States for 120 days. The left is protesting such actions as bigoted. Protests broke out at JFK airportchanting that refugees were welcome. Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the orders “mean-spirited and un-American.”
Indeed, to the left, the idea that America could turn away refugees is suddenly a disgusting thought. Yet President Obama took a similar action to literally turn away refugees in the final days of his presidency - and no one was marching in the streets.
For the past two decades, the United States has treated refugees escaping communist oppression in Cuba and fleeing to the United States with a “wet foot, dry foot” policy. That is, if they were caught at sea (wet feet), they would be returned back to Cuba, but if they managed to make it to U.S. soil (dry feet), they would be allowed to stay and apply for legal residency.
Earlier this month, in an attempt to “normalize” relations with the Castros, Obama gutted the policy - effective immediately.