Episode 74 – Fleeing capitalism vs. communism: Why is U.S. treating Haitian refugees differently?

Coast Guard interdicts 50 Haitian migrants
The U.S. Coast Guard has a long history of intercepting Haitian refugees and deporting them. Photo: Coast Guard News

On Sunday, President Joseph R. Biden’s administration began unprecedented mass deportations of Haitians, who have been entering the United States from Mexico. Why are they being treated differently than, say, Cuban refugees, who only have to set foot on U.S. territorial waters to be welcomed to America? Could race be a factor, or is it because Haitians are fleeing capitalism and not communism like Cubans? And why isn’t there outrage from Black leaders in the administration and Congress?