Democratic Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is demanding people occupy Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices until illegal immigrant children are reunited with their families.
Ocasio-Cortez said in a recent interview “We have to have a rapid response. And I think every day that we go on, especially a day when something that heinous happens, we have to occupy all of it.” Ocasio-Cortez continued, “We need to occupy every airport, we need to occupy every border, we need to occupy every ICE office until those kids are back with their parents, period.”
Dem superstar Ocasio-Cortez Wants Occupation of Airports, Borders: ‘We Have to Mobilize’ – Full Video here: https://t.co/gilzfp69aP
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Former ICE Director Thomas Homan called the comments dangerous and “un-American.”
Homan said, “We had an office in Portland shut down for a week. In that week, how many criminal aliens weren’t arrested? How many drug traffickers weren’t arrested? How many gun traffickers weren’t arrested and child predators weren’t arrested because the office was shut down?”
Homan continued, saying, “89 percent of everybody arrested is a criminal. She needs to study and look at the data and what we do. To take and set up tents on facilities to block entrance for our employees is just wrong and un-American.”
Homan gave Ocasio-Cortez advice for her potential congressional career.
“She will be a congressman, right?” Homan said, “She needs to study the issue. Do not vilify the men and women that carry the badge and gun simply enforcing law.”