Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes the country needs to “re-examine” the values it has used to legislate immigration.
The U.S. House of Representatives nominee for New York’s 14th congressional district explained to MSNBC’s Joy Reid what she thinks should replace the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if it is abolished as some, including herself, have been clamoring for.
“A lot of what we need to talk about, is what values our immigration system has been legislated on,” the Democratic Socialist superstar told Reid on Saturday’s “AM Joy” on MSNBC.
Ocasio-Cortez, who beat 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley last month, has repeatedly called for the abolition of ICE, falsely stating last week that the U.S. did not add criminal penalties to the immigration law until about 1999, when in fact that was 1929.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 2, 2018
“The original roots of the U.S. immigration system, the first immigration law was the Chinese Exclusion Act and our immigration system is built on a premise of exclusion,” Ocasio-Cortez told Reid.
“It’s built on a premise of choosing who we want out instead of who we want in,” she said.
“And I think that really we need to re-examine the values of inclusion and values of what this country is about when we talk about our immigration policy,” she added.
While the left may blindly applaud Ocasio-Cortez and her remarks, many called her out for missing the obvious.
YES! EXACTLY! You “EXCLUDE” people who lie, cheat, steal, hate your country, want to harm your country and hate your laws! That’s why we have immigration laws you clown. PLEASE keep talking! https://t.co/DFCHsZ5zYg
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) July 9, 2018
Doesn’t every other country do the same thing? Why is it only wrong in America?
— George Waldron (@GWaldron6) July 9, 2018
Duhhh… can’t let everyone in…? https://t.co/aQQuAUhY89
— who? (@Someone66321) July 9, 2018
@Ocasio2018 Newsflash, genius: ALL countries’ immigration policies are based upon exclusion. That’s the whole point of immigration policies. Read a book.
— E_Deploribus_Unum (@edbres40) July 9, 2018
She’s going to help further humiliate the Democratic party. I just want her to keep talking, keep pushing Democrats to leave the party! We should be cheering her on!#WalkAway
— MMTCHICK (@Mrsmmtbeauty) July 9, 2018
Does she really know what ICE does?
— Astrid N. Johnson (@AstridNJohnson) July 9, 2018
Isn’t it easier to talk about who we want out instead of who we want in? We don’t want criminals and terrorist, we don’t want people who come here and cannot contribute. The end.
— Tim (@Tim42382232) July 9, 2018
My ninth grade daughter is smarter than Ocasio-Cortez. Where do democrats get all these unsophisticated and poorly educated candidates?
— t-bone (@knuckleball51) July 9, 2018
With brilliant insight like that she’s going to have a very short career.
— pasquale (@pasquale10463) July 9, 2018
Keep talking. Trump 2020
— Emil (@Emil977) July 9, 2018
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