Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Says Latinos Are 'Native People,' Calls to Abolish ICE

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for the abolishment of ICE just days after a gang murder in Queens.

Washington, DC – Newly-elected U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) on Thursday called again for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), just days after a member of MS-13 gunned down a rival gang member on a subway platform in her congressional district.

ICE has confirmed that the gunman is an illegal alien and has placed a detainer on the gang member for possible deportation, WABC reported.

Ocasio-Cortez vowed to defund ICE, according to FOX News.

"[ICE] do not deserve a dime until they can prove that they are honoring human rights, until they can make a good faith effort to expand and embrace immigrants… Until they can prove good faith to an American ideal, they do not deserve any resources for their radical agenda,” she said.

“We have to have respect for children, respect for families, respect for human rights, and respect for the right of human mobility,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

She also said that all Latinos should be considered legal in the United States because they are descendants of Native people, FOX News reported.

Ocasio-Cortez also preached the “right of human mobility.”

"Because we are standing on Native land, and Latino people are descendants of Native people. And we cannot be told and criminalized simply for our identity and our status,” she said.

"We are a nation and land of laws, not just [one where] some people are subject to laws and others are not," the freshman congresswoman continued. "We are a land of laws."

Her declarations were met with harsh criticism from Republicans, according to FOX News.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel accused Ocasio-Cortez of wanting to put the entire country at risk.

“Last year, ICE removed a Nazi from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district. Her response: Abolish ICE,” McDaniel tweeted.

“This week, MS-13 murdered someone in her district. Her response: Abolish ICE,” she wrote.

President Donald Trump addressed the #AbolishICE movement in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.

The President defended the agency in his speech and promised “will never abolish our heroes from ICE.”

On Friday morning, Fox & Friends aired a segment that included the video of the MS-13 gang member shooting a rival six times on a Queens subway platform on Feb. 3.

“Now, if the only hope we have of kicking this guy out before he can kill somebody, shoot somebody, is ICE. And that’s what they do, to try and hunt them down. So you would think that maybe the people might be upset at ICE for maybe not getting there quick enough,” host Brian Kilmeade ranted, according to The Hill.

“But no, not her. Ocasio-Cortez after, I imagine, seeing this horror, is upset that ICE even exists. She cried about it. And you just watched these border negotiations, as you see this horrible scene going down,” Kilmeade said.

The New York representative responded on Twitter, and did not give an inch.

“Unlike these people, I actually care about my community. This happened across my old campaign office. We’ve been monitoring this heartbreaking situation and have been working with the community to heal. Meanwhile, ICE is detaining children, political activists & 21 Savage,” Ocasio-Cortez posted.

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Oldmp
Oldmp

What an uneducated person! She went to school and learned nothing. ICE is one of America's Heroes and does a thankless job. Thank You ICE personnel!

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

If you are born in the USA, then you are a Native American. White, black, brown, purple, orange - it doesn't mean you are a Native American. You have to be born on American soil. It doesn't mean you can't acquire citizenship in a certain country - but you cannot claim to be a "Native" in that country.

Mpride
Mpride

Each and every time she opens her mouth she says the dumbest things! Keep digging that hole for yourself AOC and you will be out of our hair for good! Thank you ICE for your true service to our country 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

LEO0301
LEO0301

This woman is batshit crazy and I can't believe the democrats that have tied themselves to her crazy wagon train. It appears they are trying to position her for a run at the highest office and unfortunately there are enough people who hear her talking about free everything that will vote for her.

Lochemet
Lochemet

The fact that AOC was elected to office with the credentials of having previously been a bartender certainly says a lot about those who voted her in. But the fact that so many from all over the country, including those Demo suits standing with her and behind her in that press conference, or whatever it was, is pretty scary. This may just be the way the country is going now. It's absolutely amazing how many delusionals are in government now, and how many of them support and believe delusionals, i.e., the Kavanaugh hearing; other oversight hearings in Congress; anything and everything that AOC says. And then, AOC wants to eventually totally eliminate air travel and farting cows? And people don't wake up and see how freaky she is, and still give her the time of day?? And how is she going to be able to fly to Venezuela then and visit her family???

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Economics professor Peter Morici on Fox Business the other day said she wants to bring Latin American socialist values to the US and that if she does, it will be like Mexico and not safe to leave your house.

JBo
JBo

She has no idea of the real world other than counting her tips after her day at the bar.

Used to, you had to go to a comedy club to hear stupid stuff like this, but I agree with @Thinblueline when he says she's scary. She's terrifyingly scary because there are people who believe her and she will gain momentum. She's not going to succeed with her socialist agendas but she's helping push our country in that direction and one day, if voters don't regain brains, someone will succed into turning this country into a Mexico, Venezuela or Cuba.

Make no mistake...she's not stupid. She's dangerous.

61mouse
61mouse

I really hope someone is DIGGING in her closet

Skidoo
Skidoo

She's really out there.

K9ndn
K9ndn

Ok first of all Consuela is a crazy bitch!! Secound if all those peope illegally enetering my country are not Native!! In the family tree they are but the have thier own place to live!! How dare you compare those savages like MS-13 to my Native American people! You are gone after your first stint and your on the way to being censored by congress!!

LanetaJane16
LanetaJane16

Every time this woman opens her mouth...stupid flows out. The Democrats are being ruined by her and a few others in their party that rant on like her. She has no clue what she is talking about and unfortunately there are "sheep" that follow her, all the way to her socialist society. Scary that she was voted in to start with.

Copfamily
Copfamily

Young and uninformed and elected via the Democratic process. Guess that area is reaping what they did, but perfect example of a certain portion of the population willing to whisk anyone into office with a dissenting viewpoint (compared to leadership) , matter how flawed.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another bleeding heart, hug-a-thug liberal hard at work.👎

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

"respect for the right of human mobility" Does that mean that illegals can come and go as they please? Wait! They do now! And lady, my people are Native so get your history straight! Your people are Native to YOUR country which is Mexico so head on home sweetie.......

alicefae
alicefae

Why give this pos so much coverage? She says outrageously stupid stuff, so the Liberal news will cover it. I don’t watch Liberal fake news. So, please spare me.....

bronx163
bronx163

This congresswoman is the stupist mother fucker in congress. Latinos all originate from spain. Spain invaded south america mexico and southwest America. In the process killed millions of native tribesmen and maya, inqa and others. This moron should be thrown out of congress. She also was never raised in the bronx. She left parkchester section of the bronx when she was 3. Raised in upper middle class yorktown ny in northern westchester county. She only moved to queens to get elected.

She was never poor.

Its all a lie. People need to wake the fuck up.

NickyJ
NickyJ

She is an idiot she probably thinks ICE means ice cubes. What a wanker

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Alicefae said "Why give this pos so much coverage?"

......because she is passionate ,young, pretty,smiles,makes outlandish comments, offers ideas ( which unfortunately are illogical), and is considered the "future of the democrat party" ....at least in their ignorant ,idealistic,lemming minds. On the other hand I hope the Bronx bartender decides to make herself a drink just to sober up. Lord knows I could use one after listening to her.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Please keep talking!! Your stupidity is very entertaining!!!

HH3
HH3

The sad part is that there are many young people who ARE listening to her and agree with her. The "Everything is owed to me" crowd are hanging on every one of her words. The Democrat Party is running her direction. The only way to stop it is to contact all everyone one who represents us and demand back our freedom. If I want to be stupid than I have the right to be stupid. However, if I choose to be stupid and now I'm broke, have kids out of wedlock, drug effected and can't get a job; IT'S MY FAULT!!!! It is NOT the governments job to take from those who did NOT act in that manner to prop up those who did. Adulthood should equal responsibility. If not, then shame on them!!!!!!

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

It sure didn't take her long to supplant Nancy Pelosi or Sheila Jackson Lee as "The Worst Dingbat in Congress".

ikaika
ikaika

Even Pelosi doesn't support the crap AOC is coming up with and that's saying something! In AOC's Green New Deal she wants to replace all the buildings in the country and build green ones in their place. Good luck with that one.

Roy H
Roy H

Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Latinos come from the south and attack the Indians who were the real “natives”? And they were waring amongst themselves and taking each other’s land as they defeated each other (remember the pueblo’s). We on the other hand defeated them and allowed them to continue to exist. By the way, I’m part Indian. At least as much as Elizabeth Warren.

RPG156
RPG156

She has microphone.... but why would anyone stand behind her and encourage her?