Woke Ocasio-Cortez Doesn’t Want Migrants in Her District Now
(TheRedWire.com) – In January 2019, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said she wanted to end detentions of illegal immigrants. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) noted that if the administration releases unlawful migrants to enter the country, more will come with the same expectations. Over the last six months, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been busing them to New York City. Over 15,000 have arrived in the Big Apple, many of them by bus. AOC, who has been an advocate for immigration and asylum, doesn’t want the municipality to create a temporary migrant facility within her congressional district.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams planned to erect a migrant tent camp at the Bronx’s Orchard Beach parking lot. It would support around 1,000 migrants. When the media asked about it, AOC rebuked the mayor’s plan. The far-left congresswoman said she believed there was a better place to locate them. She stated she sided with Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, who noted the location had poor access to transit and was prone to flooding.
🆘My Friends &Fellow American Citizens.AOC doesn’t want those dirty migrants in tent city in her Blue NY district.She says better solution?But,as usual DOESN’T KNOW what that SOLUTION is .How about SECURING OUR BORDER and ENFORCING IMMIGRATION LAWS AOC✅🇺🇸 https://t.co/JelNhAL4Vj
— Glenn Roth (@groth1945) October 2, 2022
AOC said she’s talking with other lawmakers to find federal resources to help the city provide shelter for the migrants. She stated they should be in a better situation. A spokesman for the mayor said they were confident in the decision regarding the tent facilities and stated no location would be perfect.
So, is AOC being hypocritical when immigration impacts her district?
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