President Trump delivered his address on border security. It is a crisis. It is a growing humanitarian crisis, despite Democrats and the liberal media saying otherwise. The Trump border security agenda calls for a wall and more funding for our enforcement agencies, like Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE has been a prime target for progressives in the 2018 election cycle, being used as fodder for primary challengers.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is one of the most prominent anti-ICE members of Congress, as well as one of the faces of the ascending progressive wing of the party. Last night, on MSNBC, the official network of liberal America, she went on a tear (via Free Beacon):
Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old democratic socialist who was sworn into Congress last week, appeared on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” following President Donald Trump’s primetime address to the nation from the Oval Office. During the interview, Maddow asked Ocasio-Cortez to respond to his speech, prompting her to castigate Trump for requesting funding for ICE, an agency she has said should be abolished.
“The president should not be asking for more money to an agency that has systematically violated human rights. The president should be really defending why we are funding such an agency at all because right now what we are seeing is death. Right now what we are seeing is the violation of human rights,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
She argued that the primary reason for undocumented immigrants in the United States is “Visa overstay” versus people crossing over the border illegally. She then went on to accuse Trump of trying to restrict “every form of legal immigration there is in the United States.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that migrant “women and children coming here with nothing but the shirts on their back” are acting more American than President Trump.
Is she forgetting she was elected to represent the American people? pic.twitter.com/bnAGbAxHwS
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) January 9, 2019
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