Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart, Maria Elvira Salazar, and Carlos A. Gimenez sent a letter Friday to Secretary of State Antony Blinken requesting that the Biden administration reconsider its “ill-conceived” decision to host migration talks in Washington DC with what they called the “terrorist, totalitarian dictatorship in Cuba.”
“Today, I sent a letter to Secretary Blinken with my colleagues, Reps. Salazar and Gimenez regarding the Biden Administration’s ill-conceived decision to sit down with the terrorist, totalitarian dictatorship in Cuba,” Diaz-Balart said.
“The Biden administration has not held any genuine, consequential conversations with our allies and friends in the region regarding the immigration crisis. Yet now, the Administration announces that it will be meeting with the terrorist state in Cuba on immigration. It is evident that these talks are NOT about immigration, but instead another way for the Biden Administration to provide concessions and legitimacy to the anti-American, repressive tyranny in Havana,” he added.
Condemnation of the Cuban regime
The letter was sent just after meetings between U.S. and Cuban officials were reported this week. El American previously reported that these are Washington’s highest-level formal talks with Havana since President Joe Biden took office last year.
“The meeting comes at a time when Biden’s administration is grappling with rising numbers of migrants attempting to cross the U.S. border from Mexico, with Cubans making up a growing portion of them,” the media reported.
It was also reported that the Cuban delegation would be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Fernández de Cossío. The sources, who requested anonymity, detailed that the delegation is expected to meet with senior officials of the Department of State and other agencies.