Rep. Diaz-Balart issued the following statement in response to The Bahamas' shocking decision to repatriate twenty-four Cuban refugees to totalitarian Cuba.
"It is unconscionable that The Bahamas has returned Cuban refugees to tyranny despite the fact that several had asylum offers from Panama. This outrageous act, in addition to the beatings and abuse that Cubans suffered in Bahamian care, is an utter disgrace and a blight on The Bahamas' human rights record. When these refugees are forcibly returned to totalitarian Cuba, The Bahamas will share blame for the horrors that will face them at the hands of Castros' thugs. I, and many in my community, will never forget the heartless betrayal of these freedom-seeking refugees by Bahamian authorities."