‘Simply repugnant.’ Faith leaders, some Pedro Pan Cubans answer DeSantis on immigration
Miami faith leaders and some Cubans who came to Florida through Operation Pedro Pan slammed Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, after he said comparing Pedro Pan kids who arrived in the ‘60s to unaccompanied minors today was “disgusting.”
“Let me tell you what I think is disgusting: a proposed heartless policy toward immigrant children, defenseless and vulnerable. It’s simply repugnant,” said Mike Fernandez, a Cuban exile and former Republican donor who left the party.
The group of local leaders, which also included immigration advocates and business leaders, hosted a press conference at the Archdiocese of Miami in Miami Shores just days after DeSantis visited the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, surrounded by a group of supporters, some of whom were also members of the Operation Pedro Pan organization.