Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., final week steered she was open to eliminating the Division of Homeland Safety in an effort to undo “a whole lot of the egregious errors that the Bush administration did.”
Ocasio-Cortez made her remarks throughout a Friday look on the New Yorker Radio with host David Remnick.
“ICE shouldn’t be below the (Division of Justice),” Ocasio-Cortez says. “It’s below the Division of Homeland Safety. And so we’ve now—”
“Would you do away with the Division of Homeland Safety, too?” Remnick asks.
“I feel so,” she says. “I feel we have to undo a whole lot of the egregious, umm, a whole lot of the egregious errors that the Bush administration did.”
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She added: “I really feel like we’re, at a really, it’s a really certified and supported place, not less than when it comes to proof, and when it comes to having the ability to make the argument that we by no means ought to of created DHS within the early 2000s.”
Later requested what a “sane immigration coverage” seems to be like, Ocasio-Cortez stated “we shouldn’t be utilizing detention for individuals who have harmed nobody.”
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Final month, the freshman lawmaker courted controversy for evaluating border detention amenities to focus camps.
“The truth that concentrations camps are actually an institutionalized apply within the House of the Free is very disturbing and we have to do one thing about it,” she stated in a dwell stream.