President Joe Biden was a gift from above to the more progressive element of the Democrat party, as along with their newfound control of Congress, having the White House on your side of the aisle is the key to cramming through as much radical legislation as possible.
But there’s a storm brewing between Biden’s more moderate leanings and the progressive, “Squad” wing of the Democrat party, and that growing rift was evidenced again this week after New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shredded the Biden administration for reopening an illegal immigrant detainment facility.
According to The Hill, AOC is clearly not happy with the Biden administration’s decision to open a facility that will house hundreds of teenage illegal border crossers who attempted to enter the US illegally without a parent.
The “Squad” member took to Twitter to express her frustrations.
“This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay – no matter the administration or party,” AOC tweeted.
“It’s only 2 mos into this admin & our fraught, unjust immigration system will not transform in that time. That’s why bold reimagination is so impt. DHS shouldn’t exist, agencies should be reorganized, ICE gotta go, ban for-profit detention, create climate refugee status & more,” she wrote in another tweet.
The facility, which is located in Carrizo Springs, Texas, was reopened, according to the Biden administration, because current facilities that hold children have had their capacity limits reduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s currently being fitted to hold some 700 young teens between the ages of 13-17.
White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, was asked about the facility during a recent press conference. Her answer included the COVID-19 justification.
“To ensure the health and safety of these kids, [the Department of Health and Human Services] took steps to open an emergency facility to add capacity where these kids can be provided the care they need before they are safely placed with families and sponsors,” Psaki said.
“So it’s a temporary reopening during COVID-19, our intention is very much to close it, but we want to make sure we can follow COVID protocols,” she added.
Fellow radical progressive lawmaker Rep. Ilhan Omar joined AOC in her condemnation.
“As long as we see people seeking a better life as ‘aliens’ instead of fellow human beings, our immigration system will continue to fail us,” Omar wrote.
It’ll be interesting to see how those within the Democrat party who don’t like the fact that 700 illegal immigrant teens are being held in a facility will react when tens of thousands of illegals begin pouring over the border and leaving the Biden administration no other choice but to mass detain them.
Only time will tell if it comes to that, but if recent reports are a snapshot into the near future, illegal immigrants have the green light to make another run at crossing the border now that Biden is in charge.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org