According to the Democrat House Representative, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the crisis at the border is a result of white imperialism, racism, and Republicans in general. Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan says it’s nonsense.
The Biden administration “knew what they were doing, again this isn’t incompetence, this isn’t bad management, this is open borders,” Homan said. “They designed an open borders agenda and that men and women of Border Patrol feel abandoned because they’re no longer enforcing the law, they’re just facilitating illegally entry at the instruction of the administration.” The Daily Wire said.
AOC “needs to come down and talk to the men and women who put the uniform on every day and stand in that line,” Homan said. “Look the men and women of the Border Patrol say it’s a surge. The men and women of the Border Patrol [say] it’s a crisis. The men and women of the Border Patrol know what Brian Babin said, that these cartels are using these children or family units to throw them across the border and tie up their assets, 40% of Border Patrol is assigned to the vicinity, no longer in line. So, these cartels are moving drugs and bad people through unguarded areas, this is a national security crisis and if she can’t understand that or accept that, then she shouldn’t be in Congress at all.”
Ted Cruz slammed AOCs ridiculous video:
“Every word of this is false,” Cruz tweeted in reply to Ocasio-Cortez’s video. “It IS a #BidenBorderCrisis. It’s a humanitarian crisis. It’s a health crisis. It’s a national security crisis. And Dems are desperately trying to COVER IT UP. They’re #Gaslighting you.” Daily Wire said
Every word of this is false.
It IS a #BidenBorderCrisis
It’s a humanitarian crisis.
It’s a health crisis.
It’s a national security crisis.
And Dems are desperately trying to COVER IT UP.
They’re #Gaslighting you. https://t.co/i4NRNjNFpA
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 31, 2021
AOC said in her speech:
“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?’” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“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. 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,” she continued. The Daily Wire said