Ocasio-Cortez Calls ICE Human Rights Abusers — Right After She Voted to Temporarily Fund Them

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The newly-elected congresswoman from New York bashed both the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for allegedly violating human rights and President Donald Trump’s support for the agency — even though she voted just days prior to temporarily fund the agency.

“The president should not be asking for more money to an agency that has systematically violated human rights,” Ocasio-Cortez recently said on MSNBC after the president delivered his presidential address on the border wall and border security.

“The president should be really defending why we are funding such an agency at all, because right now, what we are seeing is death,” she continued. “Right now what we are seeing is the violation of human rights.”

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However, the freshman congresswoman seems to be contradicting herself as she voted “aye” on January 3 to temporarily continue funding the Department of Homeland Security during the partial government shutdown.

The H.J.Res.1, passed in the House of Representatives with an overwhelmingly Democratic majority, would temporarily fund the DHS, which ICE operates under.

As IJR Red reported, former acting ICE director Thoman Homan rebuked Ocasio-Cortez’s criticism of the agency saying ICE has “arrested and removed thousands of criminals from the streets of New York that were released from jails that she supports.”

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Homan slammed the freshman congresswoman for her “wrong” accusations.

He rebuked her statement claiming a child died in ICE custody, as he corrected her by saying the death actually occurred in U.S. Border Patrol custody and they “did everything they could do to save that child’s life,” adding that if someone should be blamed for the deaths in custody, “blame the Democrats that caused these loopholes.”

Top Democrats are continuing to clash with Trump over funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border — however, as there doesn’t seem to be a definite assurance on when the shutdown will end, the president is continuing to address border security and why a wall is necessary as he visits the southern border on Thursday.

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Screwtape
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Screwtape

AOC should be encouraged to speak as often and frequently as possible. Never mind, she’s got Twitter. She IS the fresh, young face of Socialism, err, the Dim party. (as opposed to Tlaib and Omar who are the fresh faces of anti-Semitism and anti-white sentiment.) I wonder if she has… Read more »

KhyberRifle
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KhyberRifle

Despite ceaseless efforts of the Media, AOC utterances sound uninformed. There is no sweeping her stupidity under a rug as long as she insists on being brassy. One would think she’d be a tad tenuous as a frosh . . . but no, she knows everything, just ask her.

Phoenix
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Phoenix

Not hearing a lot of solutions… “the president is mean” is not a solution. It doesn’t help. So if your goal is to actually help then start figuring out how that can be done. You will have to work with what you got. And for the next two years you… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

In searching for the positive, AOC can show the Bernie Bros how effective shouting “It’s a revolution.” would be. Many lessons being taught this year. Shouting claims of Mexico will pay for a wall doesn’t make it so either.

Phoenix
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Phoenix

You have a much higher opinion of the Bernie Bros group than I do. They see this as progress.

WellHungChad
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WellHungChad

I see AOC as the epitome of abject stupidity and clueless. Nothing more, only less! And thank God, she’s YOUR idiot!!…or should I say, representative!

Phoenix
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Phoenix

No, she is not my representative. I don’t live in NY nor would i have voted for her if I did.

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