MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The protests successful enactment of Cuba person quieted down. But what they basal for is inactive a taxable of treatment successful South Florida.
On Thursday, section elected leaders met with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban exile himself, to sermon however to support the combat for state live connected the island.
“There is nary 1 amended that helium could person sent who could recognize due to the fact that his household lived it than Secretary Mayorkas,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schutlz.
Mayorkas tweeted astir his visit, saying, “The Biden medication stands successful solidarity with the Cuban radical and their telephone for freedom. I articulation @potus successful our committedness to holding the Cuban authorities accountable, supporting the Cuban people, and ensuring Cuban Americans stay a captious spouse successful our efforts.”
He posted a photograph fist-bumping Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who admits helium was amazed his constituent of presumption was invited astatine the meeting.
“I admit the information that contempt that they knew my position I was inactive invited and that’s what makes this state truthful large and it’s precise antithetic from Cuba and what’s happening close now,” Suarez said.
Suarez presented a missive to Secretary Mayorkas connected behalf of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, urging beardown American enactment successful the Caribbean connected behalf of Cubans and Haitians.
“This contented screams for statesmanlike leadership. As I’ve said successful the past, we would invited the president coming down present to marque a code akin to Ronald Reagan erstwhile helium said, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, teardrop down that wall.’ We request to workout and explicit the motivation authorization of this state that’s been a beacon of state since its existence,” Suarez said.
“The connection was precise wide today. This is simply a nonpartisan issue. People successful the country were each speaking of the value of showing solidarity and giving anticipation to the radical of Cuba, truthful that this July 11th continues to beryllium fueled with enactment from those of america successful the United States,” said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “Snd determination is nary spot much supportive than close present successful Miami-Dade County.”
Artists including Emilio Estefan and Yotuel, 1 of the singers down the opus “Patria y Vida,” were besides there.
Wasserman Schultz said immoderate astatine the gathering privation much engagement portion others privation much sanctions against Cuba. She said the homeland information caput was unfastened to proceeding antithetic perspectives.