Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is blasting Vice President Harris for telling unlawful immigrants to not come to the United States amid a report surge in unlawful border crossings — calling the veep’s feedback “disappointing.”
Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) provided the rebuke in a series of tweets Monday night, retweeting a video of the vp discouraging unlawful migration throughout her journey to Guatemala.
“I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border: Do not come, do not come,” Harris stated whereas talking to reporters at a press convention alongside Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei.
“The United States will continue to enforce our laws, and secure our border. There are legal methods by which migration can and should occur, but we, as one of our priorities, will discourage illegal migration,” she continued, “And I believe if you come to our border, you will be turned back.”
For AOC, Harris’ feedback had been “disappointing to see.”
“First, seeking asylum at any US border is a 100% legal method of arrival,” the progressive pol wrote.
“Second, the US spent decades contributing to regime change and destabilization in Latin America. We can’t help set someone’s house on fire and then blame them for fleeing.”
The New York Democrat went on to name on the US to “finally acknowledge its contributions to destabilization and regime change in the region.”
“Doing so can help us change US foreign policy, trade policy, climate policy, & carceral border policy to address causes of mass displacement & migration,” she added.
The Biden administration’s undoing of former President Donald Trump’s border insurance policies has prompted a flood of Central American and Mexican unlawful migrants on the US border, together with hundreds of unescorted youngsters.
Central Americans wanting for refuge from the Northern Triangle nations — Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras — have taken these coverage strikes, in addition to the overwhelmingly extra welcoming tone from Democrats, as an indication that Biden is inviting them to cross the border.
Insisting that the border was not facing a crisis, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated in early March that the issues the company confronted should be blamed on the earlier administration.
The knowledge, nevertheless, overwhelmingly reveals that migrants had been flooding the border as a result of they believed Biden would welcome them with open arms.
As the disaster heated up, Biden tapped his vp to handle the diplomatic measures associated to its “root causes.”
President Giammattei stated in a CBS News interview that aired Sunday that the Biden administration is to blame for sparking the migration disaster.
The Guatemalan president stated he and Harris “are not on the same side of the coin” on migration.
“We asked the United States government to send more of a clear message to prevent more people from leaving,” Giammattei stated.
When Biden took workplace, “The message changed too: ‘We’re going to reunite families, we’re going to reunite children,’” he stated. “The very next day, the coyotes were here organizing groups of children to take them to the United States.”