AOC Says It’s Ironic That Legal Migrants Oppose Illegal Immigration

As President Trump and congressional lawmakers continue to debate how to handle influxes of migrants coming to and through the southern border, Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has been a staunch supporter of immigrants seeking access to the United States through her brief time in office, took to Twitter with a hot take that legal migrants ought to support those who were previously in their plight.

Ocasio-Cortez said she thinks it’s ironic that migrants who traveled into the country through legal means oppose illegal immigration, tweeting: “Gotta love the rich irony of people who fondly recount stories of how their family’s last names were changed on Ellis Island after their relatives snuck onto a boat escaping some horror now taking fervent anti-immigrant stances & branding innocent human beings as ‘illegal.’”

Several people who responded to the tweet disagreed with the congresswoman on a number of her sentiments, including that people were arriving through Ellis Island illegally.

“Err… where to start?” Twitchy responded to the tweet.

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