Miami mayor speaks out against socialism ‘boosting poverty and immigration’

Miami mayor speaks out against socialism ‘boosting poverty and immigration’

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is enthusiastic about the latest wave of immigrants along America’s southern borders, arguing that part of the influx problem stems from a recent rise in socialism at “Varney & Co.” . Wednesday.

“The United States has ignored the rise of socialism for decades in our hemisphere. Cuba, its number one export is its ideology,” Suárez told host Stuart Varney. “And what we’ve seen them do over the last 50 years or 60 years since Castro has been in power, is spread this ideology in Venezuela, Nicaragua.”

Cuba, which lies just 90 miles south of the Florida coast, has long been controlled by the communist and socialist tyranny of dictator Fidel Castro.

“Castro’s socialist regime made the government the dominant force in society from the cradle to the grave,” Cuban refugee Alex Sánchez previously wrote for FOX Business. “Those socialist changes, which included the nationalization of private property, caused widespread misery.”

Suárez warned that other South American countries are experiencing a socialist uprising, which he argued plays a role in the recent wave of immigrants to the US.


“You have situations in Argentina, in Chile, recently with the election in Brazil, in Colombia, Peru is up in the air,” the mayor listed.

Miami mayor at the southern border

Miami Mayor Francis Suárez connects an upheaval in socialist ideology with rising levels of poverty and immigration at “Varney & Co.” Wednesday, January 25, 2023. (fake images)

The number of encounters with migrants at the southern border in December exceeded 250,000 in December alone, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed last Friday, setting a new record for the US border crisis. it was Biden entering his junior year.

Less than two weeks ago, Florida saw dozens of illegal immigrants make landfall on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, north of Miami. A Florida government spokesperson told Fox News Digital that 8,400 migrants have been intercepted in the Florida Keys since August.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order just days before the January 13 event, the Florida National Guard was activated to assist local law enforcement in the state with the influx of immigrants arriving in South Florida from Cuba and other Caribbean nations.

“There is a massive change that creates an enormous amount of poverty in the region, which generates migratory pressure. So no one is articulating the fact that growing socialism in our hemisphere is generating poverty, which is driving immigration,” Suárez said of the recent migrant boats.

The Miami mayor called on his fellow American leaders to help end socialism by building a strategy to “take power away from China.”

“We have a tremendous amount of our supply chain in China, including our microchips, 80% of which are produced in Taiwan. Bringing that to our hemisphere, trying to create more prosperity in our hemisphere, which underpins our supply chain and hopefully, by creating more prosperity in our hemisphere, we’re going to lessen the incentive for people in this hemisphere to want to come to the United States,” Suárez explained.

The mayor expressed his desire to find a legal solution to support the humanitarian desire of migrants to create success for themselves and their families, and ensure that their tomorrows are better than their yesterdays.


“That’s what everyone wants, and everyone finds it here in the United States,” Suárez said. “Imagine what it would cost you, in your life, to sacrifice everything, including your life, to get on a makeshift boat in Cuba with no propulsion, no engine and risk 90 miles just to reach the United States of America. “

“It is such a dramatic decision that someone has to make in their life,” the Miami mayor continued. “I think sometimes we underestimate what we have here in our country.”


Adam Shaw and Andrew Mark Miller of Fox News contributed to this report.

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