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PoliticsOcasio-Cortez: Immigrants coming to US ‘acting more in American tradition’ than Trump

05:55  09 january  2019
05:55  09 january  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Ocasio - Cortez said “the country I ‘ come from’, and the country we all swear to, is On CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, was asked if Ocasio - Cortez was born in New York. Trump has regularly attacked Omar and ridiculed

Why is American president Trump acting against immigrants ? Do you think it should be easier for immigrants to become legal in the USA if they Will Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez last in Congress? Can anyone show me a part of the Constitution that protects non- American immigrants (especially illegal

Ocasio-Cortez: Immigrants coming to US ‘acting more in American tradition’ than Trump© Getty Images Ocasio-Cortez: Immigrants coming to US ‘acting more in American tradition’ than Trump Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday said immigrants seeking to enter the U.S. "are acting more in an American tradition" than President Trump, shortly after the president delivered a stark address to the nation calling for more border security.

Ocasio-Cortez also slammed the president's immigration policies. The freshman lawmaker argued that Trump is systematically curbing even legal immigration and called his policies "anti-American."

"He's fighting against almost every way that people can actually legally enter this country, forcing them to become undocumented and then he's trying to attack their undocumented status," she said during an appearance on MSNBC's "Maddow."

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Ocasio - Cortez Suggests Illegal Immigrants ‘ More American ’ Than Trump Supporters. In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Ocasio - Cortez accused President Trump of “In the actual address, there was falsehood after falsehood and we have to make sure that we get our facts straight.

“How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?” he asked. Summing up the president’s remarks, Ocasio - Cortez argued that his positions were simply unpatriotic, stating that immigrants seeking refuge in the U . S . “are acting more in an American tradition than

"This is systematic. It is wrong and it is anti-American. And again, those women and children trying to come here with nothing but the shirts on their back to create an opportunity and provide for this nation are acting more in an American tradition than this president is right now," Ocasio-Cortez added.

Earlier Tuesday night, Trump claimed in his prime-time address that the U.S. is facing a "growing humanitarian and security crisis" at the southern border, where he is demanding that a wall be built to prevent crime.

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Ocasio - Cortez asserted that migrants seeking to enter the U . S . are ' acting more American ' than President Trump and his supporters. Trump would likely point out one reason for the lower arrest rate by Texas police among the illegal immigrant community is thanks to the work of Immigration

New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez responded to President Trump 's speech on border security, claiming illegal immigrants are more Ocasio - Cortez says economic migrants who are attempting to enter the country, many of them illegally, are “ more American than any person who

"This barrier is absolutely critical to border security," Trump said during the address.

Trump's demand for the wall prompted the ongoing partial shutdown, which on Wednesday will enter its 19th day.

Ocasio-Cortez called Trump's vow to build the wall a "campaign fantasy" and said he told "falsehood after falsehood" in his address.

"The president has decided to hold the paychecks of everyday Americans hostage so that he can fulfill a campaign - I don't even want to call it a promise. A campaign fantasy that a vast majority of Americans disapprove of," she said.

"Not only that, but in the actual address there was falsehood after falsehood and we have to make sure we get the facts straight," she continued. "Every day immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born Americans."

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Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., made C-SPAN history on Wednesday during her first speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. Ocasio-Cortez, 29, addressed her colleagues on Capitol Hill for nearly four minutes, talking about one of her constituents in the Bronx — an air traffic controller who recently missed his first paycheck due to the partial government shutdown. Her speech was posted to C-SPAN's Twitter account, and, according to Howard Mortman, communication director for the public cable network, it became the "most-viewed" video of a House member's remarks ever tweeted by the channel.

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