It still has to deal with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her ongoing crusade against Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Her push to abolish ICE is partially what fueled her meteoric rise to Washington. Ocasio-Cortez took out longtime Democrat Joe Crowley in an upset primary that had many saying it was the Democratic version of what Republican Congressman David Brat did to then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia.
We all know the game here. First, we need immigration enforcement. We need federal agents working in tandem with local officials to do it. This isn’t a serious proposal, but it gets the far left riled up. And because it isn’t a serious proposal, you get half-baked jargon from the people peddling it. Yesterday, Ocasio-Cortez declared that Latinos couldn’t be declared illegal because…they’re descendants of native people (via Free Beacon):
The self-described Democratic socialist spoke on Thursday alongside several liberal groups, including MoveOn and United We Dream, a pro-immigration group that calls for ICE to be abolished. She repeatedly slammed ICE, claiming it “repeatedly and systematically violates human rights.”
“They do not deserve a dime until they can prove that they are honoring human rights, until they can make a good faith effort to expand and embrace immigrants … Until they can prove good faith to an American ideal, they do not deserve any resources for their radical agenda. We have to have respect for children, respect for families, respect for human rights, and respect for the right of human mobility,” Ocasio-Cortez said of the agency tasked with enforcing U.S. immigration laws.
The freshman congresswoman went on to suggest ICE has not given due respect to those who enter the country illegally. The United States must “respect for the right of human mobility,” she said before adding, “because it is a right.”
(Read more from “Here Are Ocasio-Cortez’s Latest Idiotic Remarks About Illegal Aliens and Immigration Enforcement” HERE)