Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that illegal immigrants “act more American” than proponents of strong border security.
Newly appointed outspoken Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to President Trump’s Oval Office address Tuesday evening with the outlandish claim that immigrants who are trying to illegally enter the United States “acts more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.”
In what capacity are these thousands of people displaying more American patriotism and love for the United States than those of us who live, work and die here? Does her comment include our military veterans who commit their lives to protecting and defending the United States, does she actually believe that people who demand entrance into the United States because their homeland is not as prosperous as ours are more American than those of us who believe that protecting our country with border walls/fences is our duty and right – she’s insane.
Ocasio-Cortez must be referring to the thousands of immigrants that were marching towards the United States several months ago waving the Honduran flag while demanding access to our country. If that is what she calls American patriotism then she needs to resign her seat, and go to Mexico to stand with the immigrants she can better relate to.
Ocasio-Cortez’s comment is offensive, and those who voted her into Congress should be highly concerned and appalled at her outlandish comments. It’s bad enough that she is a socialist, but to admit you care for, and represent immigrants over the American citizens that you swore an oath to represent is appalling.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Ocasio-Cortez accused President Trump of holding the paychecks of furloughed government workers “hostage” to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a proposal the self-avowed Democrat-socialist described as a “campaign fantasy.”
“In the actual address, there was falsehood after falsehood and we have to make sure that we get our facts straight. Everyday immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born Americans,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And not only that but the women and children on that border that are trying to seek refuge and seek opportunity in the United States of America with nothing but the shirt on their backs are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.”
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The freshman congresswoman alleged, without citing any evidence, that the president has a “proven track record of discrimination against anybody who’s really non-white,” saying that “insane amount of dysfunction” has caused Americans to feel “unsafe,” Breitbart reports.
“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 international human rights on our border,” she continued. “He has separated children from their families.”
“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,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
In his prime-time remarks, President Trump called on Democrat lawmakers to fund a border wall, stating that it is needed to end a humanitarian “crisis,” blaming drugs and violence in the United States on illegal immigration.
“How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?” he asked.
On Thursday, President Trump will visit the Southern border to highlight his proposal for a wall.