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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York asserted that migrants seeking to enter the United States at the southern border are “acting more American” than any person who is seeking to keep them out, including President Donald Trump.

The freshman Democrat’s remarks came in response to Trump’s prime-time Oval Office address to the nation, during which he made his case for increased funding to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The president is seeking $5.7 billion to construct approximately 230 miles in new physical barrier along the border, as well as nearly $6 billion to hire more border patrol agents and immigration judges and for the housing, medical and transportation costs associated with those detained at the border.

Appearing on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” after Trump’s speech, Ocasio-Cortez accused the chief executive of holding the federal government hostage for the sake of fulfilling a “campaign fantasy.”

“In the actual address, there was falsehood after falsehood and we have to make sure that we get our facts straight. Everyday immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born Americans,” the representative said.

“And not only that, but the women and children on the border seeking refuge and opportunity in the U.S. with nothing but the shirt on their backs are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.”

During his address, Trump did not claim illegal immigrants were engaging in criminal activity at a higher rate than American citizens, but his thrust clearly was no American should ever have to be the victim of someone who should not be in the country at all.

According to a study by the libertarian Cato Institute, police in Texas arrested over 815,600 native-born Americans, over 37,700 illegal immigrants, and over 20,300 legal immigrants in 2015. The study found for every 100,000 people in each subgroup, there were 3,578 arrests of native Americans, 2,149 arrests of illegal immigrants, and 698 arrests of legal immigrants. According to Cato, the overall arrest rate for illegal aliens was 40 percent below that of native-born Americans.

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 and Customs Enforcement officers.

“In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings,” he said during his Oval Office address.

“Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now,” he added.

Trump offered multiple specific instances, including California police officer Ronil Singh who was killed the day after Christmas by an illegal immigrant and suspected gang member. Singh left behind a wife and 5-month-old son.

In Fiscal Year 2018, ICE made over 10,000 suspected gang member arrests and deported approximately 5,800 suspected gang members.

Ocasio-Cortez argued that the Trump administration should not receive additional funds for securing the border given it is guilty of human rights violations, Fox News reported.

Apparently referring to Customs and Border Patrol, she said, “The president should not be asking for more money to an agency that has systematically violated human rights.”

She continued: “The president should be really defending why we are funding such an agency at all because right now, what we are seeing is death.”

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21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. Carol

    January 10, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Don’t you ever tell American, that illegal immigrants are more American then they are. Who and what you think you are. You have NO RESPECT FOR THE COUNTRY, NO RESPECT FOR PEOPLE AND NO RESPECT FOR THE HIGHEST OFFICE. Get out

    • Jan

      January 10, 2019 at 3:03 am

      I second the opinion! If I was from the state she represents, I would move and never go back, even to visit family. They would move at the same time. How did she EVER get elected? Oh yeah, she lies a lot.

  2. dege boller

    January 10, 2019 at 2:09 am

    you stupid b……… sthu

  3. D.

    January 10, 2019 at 2:09 am

    AMEN !!!

  4. Mary Johnson

    January 10, 2019 at 2:22 am

    No if more American they would come into this country the legal way and assimilate.

  5. pamela bouchey

    January 10, 2019 at 2:26 am

    This woman should not under any circumstances be in Politics, She is an instigator and a a rabble-rouser. She puts illegals before the real citizens who support and pay for all these illegals. Putting down the President, shows she does not respect the head of the American people who voted him in. He is the head of the free World as such he is the most powerful man on the planet, just as all others before him were.. By the sound of her name, she should fight for the poor and oppressed, her family hails from..

  6. Laurie

    January 10, 2019 at 2:48 am

    She is so stupid and despicable, I can’t even find words anymore.

    • Kris

      January 10, 2019 at 6:07 am

      I can. How about this: She’s dumber than a bag of rocks. I don’t understand the media giving her all this attention, unless it’s to point out how dumb she really is. I hope New York is happy with their choice.

  7. Curt Romeril

    January 10, 2019 at 2:56 am

    This what ever she is needs to be muzzled. All she knows how to do is lie. She never has proof of the garbage that comes out of her mouth

  8. Bj

    January 10, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Somewhere along the line your parents should have bust your sorry azz wide open. Don’t tell me some illegal is more American then i am you stupid little c*nt. Fact is you wouldn’t make a good c*nt. Keep that ugly, disgusting, deformed, socialist, communist mouth if your shut and maybe……just maybe…..your dumb fulking azz might learn something. I think 300 million real Americans ought to sue your azz off for defamation and sheer utter subhuman stupidity and ignorance

  9. Mitch D.

    January 10, 2019 at 3:55 am

    “Everyday immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born Americans”

    How is that even a trackable statistic? Are liberals following every single immigrant around in their home country to calculate this? I thought up to 80% of them were committing rape on the journey over here?

    I’m pretty sure that 80% of Americans don’t go around raping their fellow Americans, so this statement is COMPLETE bullshi**.

  10. Randie

    January 10, 2019 at 4:57 am

    I agree with all the other comments ahead of mine. How dare she? Just who does she think she is?

  11. Shari Early

    January 10, 2019 at 5:32 am

    There she goes again. Opens mouth and stupidity just falls right out of it. How much further can she push before she ends up in jail for treason against Americans. I see it happening in her future.

    • John

      January 23, 2019 at 3:44 am

      I doubt anything will be done to this stupid b!tch. Looking down the road 60 years from now and she will be the next Nancy Pelosi.

  12. madge

    January 10, 2019 at 6:34 am

    who sat in for Cortez? This person’s eyes are normal size, not wild eyed!
    She is never going to make any sense; I just shake my head, and l hope she’ll go back to where she came from….

  13. BWH

    January 10, 2019 at 9:44 am

    She’s so ignorant she doesn’t understand that the things she is repeating are mostly (all?) lies.

  14. Ken Easterling

    January 10, 2019 at 10:03 am

    I am an American that supports President Trump and his fight to get the funds for the border. I would say, from your comments, that you are in the group that you say are not as American as the illegal aliens. You need to heed Whoopi’s recommendation that you need to sit down and learn the job. I fear that you are not intelligent enough to do that. Just another low IQ in congress.

  15. Jon Wisdom

    January 10, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Now this stupid fake “Sandy” has insulted me! Maybe we can have a swap – one comes in if she leaves forever.

  16. Joe

    January 10, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    A comment coming from the animal population, how cute. Learn your job cunt then talk

  17. Jeffrey Hall

    January 10, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Just the fact that they are here illegally, by definition, means that they are breaking the law. Therefore 100% of all illegal aliens are breaking the law. Illegal Aliens = Foreign Invaders.

  18. ARIF

    January 11, 2019 at 5:56 am

    WHENEVER I WATCH A SOCCER MATCH BETWEEN US-MEXICO IN LA THESE ARE MORE MEXICAN FLAGS WAVING AND 90% OF THE PEOPLE ARE ROOTING FOR MEXICO.. SHE IS A TOTAL BULLSHITTER

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