Academics Rally Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Over Concentration Camp Comments: 'She Is Completely Historically Accurate'
"She is completely historically accurate," one historian told Newsweek.
Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez is accused of being insensitive to Holocaust survivors for comparing migrant detention centers on the border to They are concentration camps ," Ocasio - Cortez said. "I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that 'never again' means
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez recently argued that President Donald Trump is running “ concentration camps .” According to Business Insider, she also called
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) took aim at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday over her remarks comparing the Trump administration's migrant detention centers to concentration camps.
In an interview, Kennedy accused Ocasio-Cortez of voting against funding for humanitarian aid efforts at the border, a vote the New York congresswoman made because the funding was being coupled with further resources for the expansion of detention facilities to accommodate more migrants.
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Detention centers holding undocumented immigrants on the southern border are "exactly" like concentration camps , Rep. Ocasio - Cortez said she wasn't trying to throw "bombs" by comparing the detention centers to concentration camps , which were used by the Nazis to hold Jews and
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"Let me be frank. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez - someone needs to tell her that the voices in her head are not real," Kennedy said Tuesday during an interview with. "She says that the men and women of our Border Patrol and our authorities are intentionally running concentration camps on the southern border."
"The Department of Homeland Security is out of money, and the congresswoman knows that. She says the conditions are inhumane. But yet when we send a bill over to her to vote to improve those conditions, she voted no. Her hypocrisy is breathtaking," Kennedy added, calling the situation "a problem that Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has helped create."
The comments are some of the harshest GOP the congresswoman has received since criticizing the Trump administration's detention facilities last month in an Instagram Live video. Ocasio-Cortez has since doubled down on her remarks, and other Democrats have defended the characterization amid the release of photos and a government watchdog report depicting excessive overcrowding in the centers.
Ocasio-Cortez says officials at migrant detention facility were telling women to drink out of toilets
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) said Border Patrol agents were telling migrants in U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facilities to drink out of toilets.During a Monday visit to CBP facilities in Southern Texas, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, "Just left the 1st CBP facility. I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me. Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets . This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress." Just left the 1st CBP facility. I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me.
Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (D-N.Y.) compared immigration detention centers along the southern border to It’s becoming a familiar strategy for GOP politicians. Ocasio - Cortez quickly responded by asking Cheney how she would describe the use of “mass camps of people detained without a trial.”
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Kennedy went on in the interview to accuse Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats of supporting an "open border" policy over their opposition to criminalizing unauthorized border crossings.
"Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez believes that illegal immigration is a moral good, and she believes that the border is just a nuisance and it should be open, and I don't think that's what America believes," he said.
During a visit to border detention facilities this week with fellow Democratic lawmakers, Ocasio-Cortez said that much of the overcrowding was due to the Trump administration's unwillingness to transfer detainees from detention camps to shelters, where families can remain together.
"One refrain we've heard is that people are overcrowded in CBP concentration camps because the shelters (which are humane places where families can stay together) are full. So we went to a shelter. They said that wasn't true at all. Only 150/500 spots were filled," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
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The Trump administration has faced intense backlash in recent days after an internal watchdog report found detained migrants are living in dismal conditions in federal detention facilities.
Afrom the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General described squalid and overcrowded conditions at detention centers, while reporting little progress in recent months by Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection, its parent agency.
Trump has dismissed lawmakers' furor, blaming Democrats and existing immigration laws for ongoing issues at the border.
Trump: Ocasio-Cortez 'being very disrespectful' to Pelosi.
President Trump criticized Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez amid a dispute between the freshman congresswoman and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.