Rubio, Cruz and their effort to ban refugees

So Ted Cruz, the son of Cuban refugees, says the risk of Islamic militants infiltrating the refugee population is too high for America to accept them with open arms.

And Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants says that the U.S. shouldn’t take in more refugees from Syria because there’s no way to run a background check on them.

Let’s take a little side trip through history, 1976 to be exact, from the New York Times (via the Rude Pundit):

“Nine Cuban refugees are to go on trial here Monday in the murder of Luciano Nieves, an exile leader who had advocated a United States dialogue with Cuba. The case, in which four other suspects are still at large, will focus new attention on Miami’s Cuban terrorists, who are a major force in the city’s Latin-American community, according to the authorities. …

“Their political goal has been to prevent what they view as an impending rapprochement between the United States and Cuba…Despite their limited numbers, the terrorists have had a major impact on south Florida. In the last three years, more than 100 bombs have exploded in Miami. At the height of the campaign, there were 10 blasts in a 24-hour period, including one outside the local office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, one in Miami police headquarters, and a third in the office of the State Attorney.”

So according to Cruz and Rubio, Ted and Marco shouldn’t be in the United States because the risk of Cuban militants infiltrating the refugee population was too high for America to accept them, and the U.S. shouldn’t have taken refugees from Cuba because there was no way to run a background check on them.

So long, guys.  Here’s some travel information. Don’t let the door at customs hit you on the butt on your way out.

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