Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other far left Democrats held a press conference on Thursday to attack the Department of Homeland Security and to call for their money to be defunded.
They were there with immigration activists and talked about various cases of illegal aliens including that of 7 year old Jakelin Caal who died shortly after she was picked up by the Border Patrol after illegally entering.
While Ocasio-Cortez attacked the DHS over the death of the little girl and shed tears, her death was not found to have had anything to do with Border Patrol care or treatment and her father said that he had no complaints about how the Border Patrol had treated them.
Ocasio-Cortez railed against President Donald Trump and the DHS. Ocasio Cortez said that the DHS didn’t “deserve a dime” until they “embrace immigrants.” They don’t deserve any money for their “radical agenda,” she said.
“We are a land of laws,” she said, arguing that illegal aliens are entitled to due process without seeming to care or acknowledge that the illegal aliens she is defending are breaking those laws.
She then argued for the complete elimination of deportations. “I will not make a compromise so that we unjustly deport just a few less. No. We will stop these practices altogether.”
She then capped it off saying that illegal aliens should be exempt from criminal proceedings and immigration laws.
From Daily Mail:
But she vowed Thursday to defund ICE completely and claimed Latinos should be exempt from criminal proceedings and immigration laws because they are descended from Mesoamerican cultures that preceded the United States.
‘We are standing on native land,’ she claimed, speaking just outside the U.S. Capitol. ‘And Latino people are descendants of native people. And we cannot be told, and criminalized, simply because for our identity or our status. Period.’
But it’s ICE that’s radical? Yikes.
In response, GOP Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel observed:
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted a slap at Ocasio-Cortez after Thursday’s presser.
‘Last year, ICE removed a Nazi from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district. Her response: Abolish ICE,’ she wrote. ‘This week, MS-13 murdered someone in her district. Her response: Abolish ICE.’
‘AOC’s calls aren’t just endangering her community, they’re endangering the entire country.’