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AOC Accuses Congress Members Of Blindly Funnelling Money To ICE

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On Wednesday, The Detroit Free Press reported that 90 more students had been arrested in ICE's immigration raid, bringing the total number of detainees to as many as 250 foreign students. The majority are believed to have come from India.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that lawmakers should accept some of the blame for funneling funding into the agency with little oversight.

"Earlier this year, Congress rushed to approve BILLIONS more $ for ICE + CBP," Ocasio-Cortez said, implicating the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency as well.

"I saw members voting YES w/o even a summary of the bill. Nobody cared then how we'd pay for it," she said. "Now ICE is setting up fake universities to trap students."

"Yet, we were called radical for opposing it," Ocasio-Cortez said.

"I see decisions made every day that cost the American public billions of dollars a year for bogus reasons and nobody asks how we pay for it," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said.

"None of the politicians who brand themselves 'fiscally responsible' ever raise a concern about rushing to shower ICE & CBP w/ $billions with 0 guardrails or oversight," she asserted. Further, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said: "None of them ask about how we pay for corrupt contracts or mass incarceration. Ask yourself why that is."

"Look out for those in politics who like to label themselves 'fiscally responsible,' yet only seem to care about the price of justice–not the cost of oppression," the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said. "Everything has a price. And an unjust society is far costlier than one that invests in & values all people."

29th November 2019

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