Miami, January 26. Organization of Politically Oppressed Venezuelans in Exile (Vapex) and Amavax-Multicultural Association of Activists “Voice and Expression” Position Florida to Support Lawsuit Against United States President Joe Biden’s Plan to Give 30,000 Grants Rejected the censure. Humanitarian visa for immigrants from Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Haiti.
“The decision of Florida State Governor-Ron De Santis is completely inconsistent with his speeches against communism and totalitarianism. Blocking humanitarian ‘parole’ affects victims of communist regimes in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela ,” they tell. A statement was issued by both unions this Thursday in Miami.
The statement stressed that for a Republican governor like DeSantis, whose state has the largest communities of Cuban, Nicaraguan and Venezuelan exiles, “helping these nationalities and supporting organized immigration to the United States It is illogical to try to block a measure that does this.” ,
They stressed that the measure “seeks to prevent precisely the disaster that has arisen with the arrival of immigrants at the border in recent years”, in the opinion of the two organizations “a situation that shows the really low capacity that the immigration department has.” To evaluate and screen entrants”.
The organizations’ statement comes after this Tuesday, attorneys general of twenty US states filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s plan to grant 30,000 visas to immigrants from Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Haiti.
In their complaint, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the plaintiffs argue that the plan would allow hundreds of thousands of migrants to flock to areas of the US that are already “overburdened.”
“It does not make sense that partisanship prevails over reason, let alone helping those most in need, the victims of communism on the continent,” underlined the associations’ statement.
“We reiterate our loud and forceful disapproval of this action which is harmful to the communities within which we are a part of the civil society we represent,” concluded the statement signed by wapex president Jose Antonio Colina and Amavax, Helen ” Villalonga.
The lawsuit the organizations are announcing has been signed by prosecutors in states such as Florida, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas and Kentucky, and is directed against the DHS and its head, Alejandro Mayorkas, As well as against federal agencies and those responsible for ensuring border security and regulating migrant flows.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in charge of immigration policy, published on Wednesday that irregular arrivals of Cubans, Haitians and Nicaraguans to the United States decreased by 97% in January compared to December, a period in which a policy began to be implemented that allowed citizens of those three countries to be directly expelled from Mexico.
DHS data for January are preliminary and only include the number of migrants caught crossing the border, not those who managed to enter US territory without being detected by authorities.
To calculate that 97% drop, sources compared figures for the week of December 11 last year, when 3,367 arrests were recorded each day, with seven days in January that saw 115 arrests per day.