Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), often seen as the face of the Democratic Party, expressed how little she knows about the U.S. immigration system at a town hall event in New York the other day.
Speaking to the audience, she used air quotes when speaking about the “legal,” “documented” path currently in place for people to come into the U.S. while abiding by U.S. law. She didn’t seem to understand that something being law means it is definitely legal and always requires documentation — lots of it.
Calling our current immigration system “completely unjust,” she claimed that President Trump is grinding “all the agencies to a halt” to stop legal immigration and force “people into the shadows” who now have to resort to illegal means of entry.
“And then they’re being targeted, and their rights are being violated,” she continued. “So that’s what’s going on.
“I don’t care if you’re documented. I don’t care if you’re undocumented.”
She said all this while gesticulating almost as much as Democratic presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke.
Responding to an audience member who said she’s upset that people who come here illegally “are being treated like criminals,” Ocasio-Cortez said “folks like to drawn lines, and they like to say ‘if you’re going to come here, do it ‘legally.’”
She drew air quotes around the word “legally.”
Speaking of a disregard for legality, Fox News recently reported that many participants in Ocasio-Cortez’ “fun run” didn’t realize that their donations were going directly to her campaign.
AOC herself showed up for what was described as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day,” but even with her presence she only attracted about 400 runners.
When questioned, many of the runners thought that the $30 registration fee they paid was going directly to support the Green New Deal — as was advertised. They didn’t know it was going directly to support her reelection campaign.
“It’s going to help raise awareness and educate people,” one unaware runner proudly told the New York Post.
The fine print on the registration website stated that the money was going to “AOC for Congress,” but apparently that wasn’t put on the website right away, according to Fox News. Because children also participated in the run, paying $20 in registration fees, that’s a potential legal problem because parents can’t legally contribute to a political campaign in their children’s names.
Whoops. That might break election law. But who really cares about the “law” anyway?
“The site says it’s to benefit her environmental plan,” said one upset participant. “If it is going to go directly to her campaign, they should have said so.”