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Friday, February 8, 2019

'I'm mad, y'all!' Ocasio-Cortez wipes away a tear as she vows to defund ICE over death of 7-year-old migrant and claims Trump hates ALL immigrants – while saying Latinos can't be illegals because America is 'native land'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wiped away a tear Thursday during a press conference held by a liberal group to protest the continuing flow of taxpayer dollars to Immigration and Custons Enforcement.
The 29-year-old New York lawmayer, who self-identifies as a democratic socialist, said at a MoveOn.org event that shutting down ICE is 'one of the more urgent moral issues and crises that we have in America right now.'
And she claimed that despite President Donald Trump's words to the contrary in Tuesday's State of the Union address, he 'does not like any form of immigration.'
She cited the case of seven-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin, who died in December after her father brought her and 160 other illegal immigrants across the southern U.S. border into New Mexico.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman Democrat from New York, wiped away a tear during a press conference calling on Congress to cut funding for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman Democrat from New York, wiped away a tear during a press conference calling on Congress to cut funding for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Ocasio-Cortez said ICE abuses human rights and doesn't deserve any taxpayer funds
Ocasio-Cortez said ICE abuses human rights and doesn't deserve any taxpayer funds
Also weeping on Thursday was Rep. Rashida Tlaib (center), as the two listened to Rep. Ilhan Omar; Tlaib and Omar are the first two Muslims ever elected to Congress
Also weeping on Thursday was Rep. Rashida Tlaib (center), as the two listened to Rep. Ilhan Omar; Tlaib and Omar are the first two Muslims ever elected to Congress
Jakelin Caal Maquin, pictured at left, died in December after her father brought her and 160 other people across the U.S. border illegally; she was severely dehydrated and ICE lacked medical personnel in the remote region of New Mexico where the group was apprehended
Caal died in a Texas hospital after an airlift and was buried in her Guatemalan village
Jakelin Caal Maquin, pictured at left, died in December after her father brought her and 160 other people across the U.S. border illegally; she was severely dehydrated and ICE lacked medical personnel in the remote region of New Mexico where the group was apprehended; she died in a Texas hospital after an airlift and was buried in her Guatemalan village (right)
ICE officers apprehended the group, but lacked medical support personnel in the remote border region. Severely dehydrated, Caal died after a 90-minute bus trip to a border station and a life flight to El Paso, Texas.
Ocasio-Cortez stepped away from a bank of microphones and listened to immigration activists tell their stories. 
Fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslims elected to Congress,  quoted Somali poet Warsan Shire in explaining why migrants trek 2,500 miles from Central America to the United States. 
'No one leaves for the mouth of the shark, unless the mouth of the shark is safer than home,' Omar recited.  
Ocasio-Cortez wept. So did Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the other Muslim in the House of Representatives.
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'Legal immigrants enrich our nation and strengthen our society in countless ways. I want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally,' President Trump said Tuesday, but Ocasio-Cortez believes he has purposely targeted legal immigration with the power of his office
Protesters in El Paso, Texas blamed Trump for Jacelin Caal's death in December
Protesters in El Paso, Texas blamed Trump for Jacelin Caal's death in December
The young New York upstart's celebrity has so far outpaced her authority to move legislation or confront Republican opponents. 
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.'
'We're here to say that an agency like ICE, which repeatedly and systematically violates human rights, does not deserve a dime. They do not deserve a dime,' she said. 

Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, threw a brushback pitch at Ocasio-Cortez following the press conference
Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, threw a brushback pitch at Ocasio-Cortez following the press conference

'Until they can prove that they are honoring human rights, until they can make a good-faith effort to expand and embrace immigrants, the immigrants in this nation that have always been a part, and have always been a core element of American democracy, until they can prove good faith to an American ideal they do not deserve any resources for their radical agenda.'
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.'
Ocasio-Cortez has become the darling of the slice of America's political left that embraced Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election because the favored Democrat, fellow New Yorker Hillary Clinton, was seen as insufficiently liberal.
On Thursday she potrayed herself as unwilling to negotiate, either with Republicans or with centrist Democrats. 
'I will not make a political compromise so that just a few kids less die,' she said. 'I will not make a compromise so that we deport – unjustly deport – just a few less. No. We will stop these practices altogether and we will not stop until they are ceased and fully held accountable.'
'Thank you. I'm mad, y'all,' a smiling Ocasio-Cortez said when applause erupted among a small crowd assembled to provide a video backdrop. 
'I'm mad. I am mad.'
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Ocasio-Cortez is also furious with President Donald Trump, who framed illegal immigration as 'a moral issue' during Tuesday's State of the Union address.
Trump has long sought to draw a bright line of separation between illicit border-crossers – especially those who traffick in drugs and human cargo – and immigrants who earn legal status in the U.S. through legal channels. 
'Legal immigrants enrich our nation and strengthen our society in countless ways,' he said Tuesday. 'I want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally.'
Ocasio-Cortez called that 'a lie' on Thursday, saying that 'the president does not like any form of immigration.'
She cited his attacks on the 'diversity visa lotery' and chain migration, and his terminaton of benefits to people who are avoiding deportation because of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals program.
'He's taking away the documented status of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of Americans,' she claimed, referring to people in the U.S. without papers as 'Americans.'

2 comments:

  1. Make it fair, just shut down all, that is, all, welfare.
    My mother and grandmother raised four of us with no public assistance, doing washes and ironing for people who had money, my brother and I sold ice creams from a cart, caddied, set pins at the bowling alley, sold Sunday Newspapers on the corner, washed cars and cut lawns, anything that was just and right, for a buck.
    On one side of the street us poor white citizens, on the other side of the street poor black citizens, (back then there was no in-between), all of us getting by, the streets quiet, summers filled with days at the swimming pool and outside games, winters, we read and worked on our homework; the adults busy, getting ready for the next day’s meals, figuring out how to pay the electric and water bills, lining up some work for the future.
    If four or five families of people today can live together and afford a new car, a 2,000 sq. foot house, they can afford to feed each other and provide for each other, physically ie food and water, and, medically.
    The medical part is easy, citizens live longer when they don't go to the doctor, so, do it the natural way, cut out sugar and starch, fast to heal any disease, and, live longer. A broken bone or something like that, an emergency, like when I cut the bottom of my foot wide open, playing, running down an alley barefoot, well, these can always get taken care of, they always did and better, actually, than today.
    Yeah right, that's why we always say: those, were the good old days.
    Or, remove all restrictions from born citizens so they can own a gun to protect themselves with. Or, decide to have a nation of citizens whose future is not decided by outsiders, citizens, somewhat equal, made that way by removing all the 'people' with dual citizenship from the Government. Or, remove from all the citizens Taxes which cost them so much they must resort to welfare or crime, just to get by.
    Hey, Mr. Politicians, Mr. Judge, you guys and girls have a choice today, which is a lot more than either my mother or grandmother had.
    Actually, removing all the taxes, cutting the Government, Police and Military, down to size, so the whole crooked thing is supported by a yearly contribution of 400 dollars per family or one hundred dollars per year by an individual, should do the trick. Making the Law consist of not robbing, raping or for sure, not murdering, other citizens; murder, as murder is never forgivable; cleaning out all the bs the Rabbi/Lawyers made for us as our gods, the Laws.
    You know, keeping it simple, but then the filthy rich never want anything simple.

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