Writer David Marcus points out that while the real radical Democrat voice on open borders is blame America AOC, Biden and Harris pretend to be for border security. Give AOC this, in her warped twisted way, at least she is being honest.
Marcus: “Is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the most honest Democrat in Washington? At least as far as the current border crisis goes the answer to that question increasingly seems to be yes. The progressive darling’s spat with embattled Vice President Kamala Harris last week was instructive. Harris made a speech in Guatemala telling migrants not to come to the United States. AOC clapped back, as is so often her wont, asking who are we to tell denizens of Central American countries we meddled with not to seek refuge in our nation.
This is disappointing to see.
First, seeking asylum at any US border is a 100% legal method of arrival.
Second, the US spent decades contributing to regime change and destabilization in Latin America. We can’t help set someone’s house on fire and then blame them for fleeing. https://t.co/vADyh5H0bw
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 7, 2021
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So which is the true policy of the Democrats? Is it ‘Don’t come’ or is it come on in? Let’s look back to a June 2019 Democratic presidential primary debate. At that time, every candidate, including Biden and Harris was asked if they support free health care for people in the country illegally. Every one of them snapped their arms up in the affirmative, except for the current president; he kind of half raised his hand as if he wanted to make a more nuanced point. It was a microcosm of liberal immigration policy itself.
The clear message was that the Zeitgeist of the party was on the side of open borders with swag bags full of taxpayer-funded goodies. It was only Biden, who we are supposed to believe is some kind of old school moderate that at least pretended to have reservations. But that is a minority position now, and after all it was Free Heath Care Harris who the administration put in charge of stemming the flow of illegal migrants. As the number of illegal border crossings surges to levels not seen in decades the proof of the president’s priorities is in the pudding. Whatever policy Biden might want to pursue on the Mexican border, and who knows what that is, the direct result has been a massive influx of migrants straining the resources of border protection agencies and the patience of Americans who live there.
Given all of this isn’t it clear now that AOC’s version of dealing with illegal immigration is far closer to current Democrat orthodoxy than Harris’ tepid and limp message of ‘Don’t come?’ Harris won’t even visit the border but instead insists we must focus on ‘root causes.’ If the crisis can’t be solved until Guatemala and Honduras have marvelous functioning governments and economies then the American people are going to be waiting quite a long time indeed. Nobody believes that Biden or Harris have even the slightest intention of getting tough on the border. Make that the policy of the Democratic Party so the country can have a real conversation about an issue that stretches back decades.”