Nothing gets Americans squirting from their tear ducts like stories about you being rescued from communism.
Watching Joe Biden’s Cabinet announcements, I realized his people are gonna be going full-bore with this weaponized immigrant business. We’re never gonna see the end of it.
First I give you Alejandro Mayorkas: Beverly Hills native, fed prosecutor, immigrant, victim of Cuban communism, and, now, Joe’s pick for the fascist-lite Department of Homeland Security — the first Latino in history to be responsible for making sure Fortress America isn’t breached by the brown barbarian hordes lying in wait just behind our holy borders.
Introduced by #Biden, our next @DHSgov Secretary Ali Mayorkas just said, “My father and mother brought me to this country to escape communism. They cherished our country and were intensely proud to become American citizens, as was I."
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) November 24, 2020
If Alejandro Mayorkas looks a bit too pink for a Latino Cuban (see below)…well…don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong your eyes. He’s less of a Cuban…and more of a Juban. His mother is a Romanian Jew who married a Cuban Jew after escaping to Cuba in the 1940s. They lived and had little Alejandro there. But, once the Cuban Revolution finally succeeded, they took off and moved to LA to “escape communism.” And they didn’t move to just any dirty ol’ part of LA, but Beverly Hills. A true Latino immigrant success story!
Leave it to the system to invariably pick scumbags for the top positions.—Eds
“We came to this country as political refugees, my father did not want to live nor raise his family in a communist country,” Alejandro explained to ABC News back in 2015. “We came to the United States to be able to live in a democracy and my father wanted for his children like so many parents do a better life than he himself had enjoyed.”
Not much is known about Alejandro’s dad’s history, other than he was a Sephardic Jew and his family owned a “steel wool factory.” Apparently lots of Sephardic Jews came to Cuba from the Balkans at start of the 20th century, so maybe that’s where his dad’s family is from. His mom ended up in Cuba because her family couldn’t get into the nativist United States, which had closed its borders to most immigrants from eastern Europe — and especially to Jews fleeing the coming Holocaust. And back then even Cuba didn’t let everyone in.
Whatever the circumstances, one thing is clear: to set the family up in Beverly Hills, the Mayorkas were able to flee the evils of communism with a big pile of cash, so the Cuban steel wool factory business must’ve been an alright line of work.
“First Latino to Run Homeland Security,” says the New York Times.
I gotta give it to Alejandro. He’s in a great position, able to weaponize both sides of his immigrant identity. With Joe Biden’s neoliberals going full identity politics, he’s able to deploy his “Latino side” to buttress the progressive nature of our new drooling White House overlord, all while heading a federal agency whose primary function is to terrorize immigrants who snuck into America for work and to deport them on an industrial scale. But Alejandro’s just as comfortable weaponizing his Jewish victimhood…
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