September 19, 2021


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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Are You for Real?” – ‘It’s not a Border Crisis, It’s an Imperialism Crisis’…

“Are you for real?” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) asks in a video she’s posted on social media, in which she claims that there is no border crisis and that the U.S. is to blame for the influx of immigrants breaking into the country.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


In the video posted to her Instagram account and shared on her Twitter page, Ocasio-Cortez says the U.S. should be held accountable for its imperialism and contribution to climate change, as well as for the trade crisis it caused:

“Are you for real? So, let’s talk about this, because so much of our national ‘conversation’ – which is not a conversation – about immigration is driven by people who could not care less about immigrants. So often people want to say, ‘Why aren’t you talking about the border crisis?’ or ‘Why are you talking about it in this way?’”

“Well, we’re talking about it. They just don’t like how we’re talking about it, because it’s not a border crisis, it’s an imperialism crisis. It’s a climate crisis. It’s a trade crisis.”

Ocasio-Cortez says “Our interventionalist history in foreign policy and history over decades of destabilization” demands a “foreign policy solution.”

“It’s also a carceral crisis” because the U.S. immigration system is one that incarcerates illegal immigrants, Ocasio-Cortez says:

“And also, it’s a carceral crisis because as I have already said, even during this term and this president, our immigration system is based and designed on our carceral system.”

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