Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday night on MSNBC that it’s “wrong and anti-American” for President Trump to restrict forms of legal immigration and he’s “forcing” illegal immigrants “to become undocumented” by not handing out legal status to everyone who wants to come here.
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Partial transcript from Townhall:
“No one should feel unsafe in the United States of America and that includes our amazing and beautiful and productive immigrant community. And moreover, the one thing that the president has not talked about is the fact that he has systematically engaged in the violation of human rights borders – of human rights on our borders,” Ocasio-Cortez told Maddow.
That does not include people like Kate Steinle, Mollie Tibbetts and others who were killed by illegal aliens. They’re on their own!
[…] “He has separated children from their families, he talked about what happened the day after Christmas. On the day of Christmas, a child died in ICE custody,” Ocasio-Cortez explained.
[…] “The president should not be asking for more to an agency [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] that has systematically violated human rights. The president should really be defending why we’re funding such an agency at all because right now what we’re seeing is death. Right now what we’re seeing is the violation of human rights,” she said.
Ocasio-Cortez voted to fund ICE just days ago.
“Even if you’re anti-immigrant in this country, the majority of immigrant overstays, the majority of the reason that people are undocumented is visa overstays. It’s not because people are crossing a border illegally,” the Congresswoman said. “It’s because of visa overstays, which, mind you, he is talking about legal immigration.
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Overstaying your visa is a form of illegal immigration. Does this mean she’s fine with a much-needed crack down on visa overstays?
Here’s the kicker:
“He’s trying to restrict every form of legal immigration there is in the United States. He’s fighting against family unification. He’s fighting against the diversity visa lottery. He’s fighting against almost every legal way people can actually legally enter this country, forcing them to become undocumented and then he’s trying to attack their undocumented status.”
Ocasio-Cortez added: “This is systematic. It is wrong and it is anti-American. And again, those women and children trying to come here with nothing but the shirts on their back to create an opportunity and provide for this nation are acting more in an American tradition than this president is right now.”
Just to recap: everyone who wants to come to America should be allowed in and given legal status and everyone who wants to come to America is de facto more American than actual Americans.
This is nearly the exact same line spewed by neocons like Bill Kristol, Max Boot and Jennifer Rubin (all of whom are basically now Democrats).
Even though she believes this country was founded on “the genocide of native peoples,” she simultaneously believes America has always been about open borders and liberal egalitarianism.
This woman is so stupid it boggles the mind.