In light of Trump’s announcement that ICE will begin detaining illegal immigrants present in our country and deporting them – starting with those who have disobeyed former commands to leave the country – AOC made some controversial (to say the least) tweets.
In one tweet, she shared some ICE-evasion tips and told people to report sights of ICE to a George Soros-funded organization called United We Dream that is dedicated to fighting “white supremacy” and wants to help illegal aliens evade authorities:
In another tweet, the leftist congresswoman and former young bartender seemingly advocated for people to harbor fugitive illegal immigrants in their own homes:
What do you think?
Is this illegal? An act of treachery?
The Daily Caller has some thoughts:
New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her Twitter account Saturday to give illegal immigrants advice about evading a potential Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) round-up.
“Warning: The Trump admin is expected to begin ICE raids across the country TOMORROW, targeting people for round up,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a post that linked to a tweet by Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a Texas immigration legal services provider, that listed several major cities where ICE raids were expected to start. “NOW is the time for us to come together: – Check in w/ your neighbors – Share “Know Your Rights” info – If you see ICE, report to @UNITEDWEDREAM 1-844-363-1423.”
A follow-up tweet linked to a post from United We Dream that included an infographic full of advice for illegals, including “do not open doors.”
United We Dream is a Soros-funded immigrant advocacy group whose current executive director, Greisa Martinez Rosas, said in 2017 that “white supremacist politicians” have “one goal,” to “push all people of color in jails, and into detention camps, off the voter rolls and out of our country.”
In a related story, AOC called for ICE to be abolished and defunded, calling the border facilities "concentration camps" (how disrespectful and ignorant is that?).
Fox News has more details:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., along with a slew of other House Democrats, responded on Saturday to President Trump's announced Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids by calling for the agency's abolition and opposing supplemental funding for both it and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The emergency border supplemental bill would provide $1.2 billion to CBP and $128 million to ICE -- two of the primary and most controversial entities responsible for immigration enforcement. Part of that controversy arose after politicians heavily criticized conditions on the southern border. Ocasio-Cortez specifically compared them to "concentration camps."
Those agencies, a group of progressive congresswomen argued, didn't deserve funding due to how they treated families and children.
"These radicalized, criminal agencies are destroying families and killing innocent children," a statement from Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., read. Their accusation appeared to refer to deaths of migrant children while in U.S. custody.
"It is absolutely unconscionable to even consider giving one more dollar to support this President’s deportation force that openly commits human rights abuses and refuses to be held accountable to the American people," the group said.
The group also reiterated some Democrats' claim that ICE should be abolished and called for "an immigration system that reflects our values and respects the dignity and humanity of all."