OCASIO-CORTEZ: "The one thing the president has not talked about is the fact he has systematically engaged in the violation of human rights borders, human rights on our he has separated children from their families. He talked about what happened the day of Christmas on the day of Christmas, a child died in I.C.E. custody. The president should not be asking for more money to an agency that has systematically violated human rights. The president should be really defending why we are funding such an agency at all because right now what we are seeing is death. Right now what we are seeing is the violation of human rights. These children and families are being held in basically freezing boxes that no person should be maintained in. For any amount of time let alone the amount of time they are being kept on and more over, if you're anti immigrant in this country, the majority of immigrant over stays, the majority of the reason people are undocumented is visa overstay. It's not because people are crossing a border illegally. It is because of visa overstay which mind you, he's talking about legal immigration and trying to respect every form of legal immigration there is not United States.
“He's fighting against family reunification and fighting against the diversity Visa lottery and ever way people can actually legally enter this country forcing them to become undocumented and then he's trying to attack their undocumented status. This is systematic. It is wrong and anti American and again, those women and children trying to come here with nothing but the shirts on their back to create an opportunity and provide for this nation are acting more in an American tradition than this president is right now."