AOC Blames Border Crisis On Climate Change and Imperialism- Not Biden

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said the nation’s growing immigration crisis is due to the prison system, climate change, imperialism, and trade policies.

On Tuesday AOC took to Instagram to discuss her perspective of the growing surge in illegal immigration saying, “So let’s talk about this because so much of our national conversation, which is not a conversation, about immigration is driven by people who could not care less about immigrants. So often people want to say, ‘Why aren’t you talking about the border crisis?’ or ‘Why are you talking about it in this way?’”

She went on to say, “Well, we’re talking about it. They just don’t like how we’re talking about it because it’s not a border crisis, it’s an imperialism crisis. It’s a climate crisis. It’s a trade crisis. And also, it’s a carceral crisis because as I have already said even during this term and this president, our immigration system is based and designed on our carceral system.”

The statements come after Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blasted AOC over her lack of criticism and outrage of the Biden Administration. AOC’s comparative silence is in sharp contrast to the media frenzy she sustained over border-conditions while Trump was in office.

In 2019 AOC had likened Trump’s handling of illegal crossings to running “concentration camps” saying, “The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that we should not that ‘Never Again’ means something and that the fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the home of the free is extraordinarily disturbing and we need to do something about it.”