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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday doubled down on her criticism of the transportation of migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border to varied areas throughout the nation.
In a tweet, the New York Democrat known as current actions by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “appalling” and likened them to “trafficking.”
Without naming the 2 governors, Ocasio-Cortez additionally mentioned Republicans have been responsible of “crimes in opposition to humanity.”
“It’s appalling that far-right politicians appear to have determined that fall earlier than an election is their usually scheduled time to commit crimes in opposition to humanity on refugees,” she tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez added: “Don’t normalize this. Lying to & trafficking folks for TV and clicks isn’t politics as regular. It’s abuse.”
In a pair of different posts, the Bronx native instructed folks ought to chorus from calling migrants “unlawful” as “most US households” at one time migrated to the nation.
“By right now’s requirements, most US households would have be deemed undocumented or trafficked sooner or later of their household historical past,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “For probably the most half, folks didn’t want attorneys and years of processing to come back to this US till immigration turned a racialized problem.”
The tweets come as Abbott orchestrated the transportation of two buses filled with migrants to the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. DeSantis additionally despatched planes of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
Previously, Abbott bused migrants to New York and different areas.
The convoys recommend the governor is “struggling” to run his personal state and perhaps he ought to take into account different employment, she mentioned.
“I bear in mind how of us stepped as much as assist Texans whenever you left them chilly and hungry throughout the freeze. We will welcome these households too. They have a lot to supply,” Ocasio-Cortez mentioned, referencing the February 2021 energy disaster attributable to three extreme winter storms.
“You do appear to be struggling at your job, although. Maybe you need to take into account if that is the fitting give you the results you want,” she concluded.
Abbott defended his resolution to ship the migrants as senior Biden administration officers, together with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, have repeatedly denied a border disaster.