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Point of order on this catch from Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in fact stating current US policy on immigration in this speech from yesterday … with one significant omission. See if the omission is as easy to catch as it appears:
People have the “freedom to be” without migration too, but the aspirational parts of this message otherwise have broad consensus in the US. Most Americans see others as blessings, and want people who will build strong ties to their communities. That’s why most people see immigration as a net positive — when it is done legally. And right now, nearly everyone has the ability to migrate to the US through our legal immigration system, which is much more generous than most other nations. It might be a lot more generous if we could secure the southern border and control migration rationally, too.
Fact - AOC - Lecturing - Blessing - Migrants
The fact that AOC’s lecturing on the “blessing” of unexpected and unannounced migrants makes this an obvious plea for open borders and no bar on migration at all. We’ll get back to blessings in a moment, but here’s Ocasio-Cortez making more sense on another topic than perhaps even she realizes:
Saavedra might be tweaking AOC on this, but the consolidation of these agencies into Homeland Security was controversial in 2006, too. Not just a few conservatives warned of the same problems Ocasio-Cortez does in this clip — concentrating too much power into one Cabinet position, as well as having disparate missions lumped together into one umbrella. The Secret Service is...
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