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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday doubled down on her criticism of the transport of migrants from the US-Mexico border to various areas of the country.
In a tweet, the New York Democrat called recent actions by the Florida government Ron DeSantis and the Texas government Greg Abbott “appalling” and compared them to “human trafficking.”
Without naming the two governors, Ocasio-Cortez also said Republicans were committing “crimes against humanity.”
“It is appalling that far-right politicians have decided that the fall before the election is their regular time to commit crimes against humanity against refugees,” she tweeted.
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Ocasio-Cortez added: “Don’t normalize this. Lying to and trading people for TV and clicking is not politics as usual. It’s abuse.”
In a few other posts, the Bronx resident suggested that people should refrain from calling migrants “illegal” because “most American families” once migrated to the country.
“By today’s standards, most American families would be considered undocumented or human beings at some point in their family history,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “For the most part, people didn’t need lawyers and years of processing to come to this US until immigration became a racial issue.”
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The tweets come as Abbott orchestrated the transport of two buses full of migrants to the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. DeSantis also sent migrant planes to Martha’s Vineyard.
Previously, Abbott took migrants to New York and other areas by bus.
The convoys suggest the governor is “struggling” to run his own state and may need to consider other work, she said.
“I remember how people stood up to help Texans when you left them cold and hungry during the freeze. We will welcome these families too. They have so much to offer,” said Ocasio-Cortez, referring to the February 2021 power crisis caused by three severe winter storms.
“However, you seem to be struggling with your job. Perhaps you should consider whether this is the right job for you,” she concluded.
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Abbott defended his decision to send the migrants, as senior officials in the Biden administration, including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, have repeatedly denied a border crisis.