"I commend Governor Romney's campaign for taking a principled stance against the irresponsible and offensive actions taken by President Obama and his administration. Allowing these senior regime officials from a state-sponsored terrorism to enter our country is not only against Presidential Proclamation 5377, but it shows that the current Administration has lacks major concern for American aid worker Alan Gross, who is still being imprisoned on the island."
Earlier this morning, Governor Mitt Romney's Policy Director Lanhee Chen issued the following statement in regards to the issuance of visas to high-ranking officials of the Cuban Communist Party:
"The Obama administration's decision to grant a visa to Mariela Castro, daughter of the Cuban dictator Raul Castro, is a slap in the face to all those brave individuals in Cuba who are enduring relentless persecution for fighting for the universal rights we Americans hold dear. Unfortunately, this decision is part of a larger pattern. For even as the Castro brothers have tightened repression on the island over the past three years, the Obama administration has softened its approach. The United States should be standing up for freedom, not coddling the privileged children of Communist dictators."