AOC Upset VP Harris Told Illegals Not to Come to U.S. During Speech in Guatemala
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Vice President Kamala Harris for suggesting that illegal migrants should not make the dangerous journey to the U.S. southern border.
While a sane person would slam Kamala’s comment because it will do absolutely nothing to slow the pace of illegal immigration, AOC is upset because she apparently thinks it will.
From The Post Millennial:
“And I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home, at the same time 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,” Harris said at the news conference with Guatemala’s president.
“This is disappointing to see,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez on Monday. “First, seeking asylum at any US border is a 100% legal method of arrival. 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.”
“It would be helpful if the US would finally acknowledge its contributions to destabilization and regime change in the region,” added Ocasio-Cortez. “Doing so can help us change US foreign policy, trade policy, climate policy, & carceral border policy to address causes of mass displacement & migration.”
This is disappointing to see.
First, seeking asylum at any US border is a 100% legal method of arrival.
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. https://t.co/vADyh5H0bw
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 7, 2021
The story comes as Harris made headlines during her trip to Guatemala, most notably for arguing that climate change was one of the “root causes” for the border crisis in response to Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei’s claim that the Biden administration’s fault the situation deteriorated.
Giammattei made clear he holds a different view than Harris, saying the two “are not on the same side of the coin” on this issue.
“The message changed too: ‘We’re going to reunite families, we’re going to reunite children,’” Giammattei said. “The very next day, the coyotes were here organizing groups of children to take them to the United States.”
“We asked the United States government to send more of a clear message to prevent more people from leaving,” he added.
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