It’s no secret that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other prominent politicians are ramping up their efforts to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement altogether.
But now it seems she’s leveled another attack against a major law enforcement agency — the Department of Homeland Security.
In a radio interview last week, Ocasio-Cortez called the formation of the agency a Bush-era mistake.
David Remnick, the host of the New Yorker Radio show, asked AOC whether or not she’d want to end the Department of Homeland Security.
“ICE is not under the (Department of Justice),” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It’s under the Department of Homeland Security. And so we have now—”
“Would you get rid of the Department of Homeland Security, too?” Remnick asked.
“I think so,” she said.
“I think we need to undo a lot of the egregious… a lot of the egregious mistakes that the Bush administration did. We are, at a very, it’s a very qualified and supported position, at least in terms of evidence, and in terms of being able to make the argument that we never should of created DHS in the early 2000s.”
The Department of Homeland Security employs over 240,000 people that work tirelessly to protect our nation from potential threats. Its stated goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly acts of terrorism.
Our guess is because DHS absorbed the duties of the Immigration and Naturalization Service when it was formed, suddenly their function is no longer justified in the eyes of those who want open borders.
AOC doubled down on her condemnation of the border crisis, referring to the housing centers as “concentration camps”.
“The fact that concentrations camps are now an institutionalized practice in the Home of the Free is extraordinarily disturbing and we need to do something about it,” she said.
BREAKING: AOC Calls for an END to the DHS!
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AOC is not the only one calling for these agencies to be abolished.
A number of presidential candidates have expressed their support in repealing agencies that pertain to the issue of immigration. More than a few have even suggested decriminalizing the act of unlawfully crossing the United States border.
Senator Cory Booker was reportedly shown escorting a group of people across the border into the United States this week in front of a massive crowd of reporters.
The New Jersey Attorney General threatened action against local sheriff’s departments for working with ICE agents.
What happened to law and order?