- Ocasio-Cortez Refuses To Respond To Her Claims That She Saw ‘People Drinking Out Of Toilets’ At Border Facility
Through a 1 July 2019 Daily Caller article, we find that AOC snubbed reporters when they asked her about her claim that guards required detainees to “drink from the toilet.”
New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused to respond when reporters pressed her Monday, asking about her claims that people were drinking out of the toilets at a border facility.
“These women were being told by CBP officers to drink out of the toilet,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “They were drinking water out of the toilet”
When asked by a reporter if she actually witnessed somebody drink out of a toilet, the freshman Democrat rolled up her car window and drove off.
After a visit to a migrant detention facility in El Paso, Texas, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke on what she sa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
(@CBS4Local) July 01, 2019
(Read more at the Daily Caller)
My bet is that AOC’s antics are a diversionary tactic to hide the fact that she is among the members of Congress that blocked funds going to these detention centers.
- Inconsistencies Emerge After Ocasio-Cortez Said Migrants Were Told To Drink Water Out Of Toilets
As told by a 2 July 2019 Daily Caller article, it seems that there are holes in Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s story.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said migrant women held in a Customs and Border Protection facility were told to drink water out of toilets, but an agent has directly refuted the allegation and she has yet to clarify if she actually saw such an action occur.
“Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets. This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Monday after visiting her first CBP detention center that day. It was her first accusation that women in the Texas facility were being explicitly told by agents to drink water from toilets.
Ocasio-Cortez later spoke to reporters outside the facility, and her comments suggested she personally saw women drinking out of a toilet.
“These women were being told by CBP officers to drink out of the toilet. They were drinking water out of the toilet, and that was them knowing a congressional visit was coming. This is CBP on their best behavior,” the New York Democrat stated Monday. However, she did not provide an answer when a reporter asked if she personally witnessed this.
A CBP agent who was reportedly close by as Ocasio-Cortez toured the facility said the congresswoman is purposely misconstruing a story she heard.
“So this is what happened with the migrant and drinking water from toilet: She wanted water, didn’t know how to use the faucet in the cell and drank from the toilet. She never told AOC that we made her drink from the toilet. AOC, of course, changed it. … This was when she [the migrant] was apprehended and brought into the facility,” according to an unnamed agent who spoke with the Washington Examiner.
(Read more at the Daily Caller)
Considering all of the other stupid statements AOC has been able to get away with (for the time being), it would not surprise me to see her walking away from this fiasco (aided by the mainstream media).
On the other hand, had this been a Trump administration official who had made these comments …
- AOC: Trump running ‘concentration camps’ at border
Breitbart reminds us in an 18 June 2019 article that AOC famously stuck her stiletto-shod foot in her mouth with her comment on “never again.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday evening ratcheted up her attacks on the Trump administration’s immigration policies, referring to President Donald Trump as a “fascist” operating “concentration camps” on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“That is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps,” Ocasio-Cortez said of migrant holding facilities during a Q&A live-streamed on Instagram. “The fact that concentrations camps are now an institutionalized practice in the Home of the Free is extraordinarily disturbing and we need to do something about it.”
The self-avowed Democratic-socialist then voiced her eagerness to connect with others “who are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again’ means something.”
The expression “never again” is strongly associated with Holocaust remembrance.
During another part of the live-stream, the 29-year-old freshman lawmaker warned her followers that “we are losing to an authoritarian and fascist presidency.”
“I don’t use those words lightly,” she continued. “I don’t use those words to just throw bombs. I use that word because that is what an administration that creates concentration camps is. A presidency that creates concentration camps is fascist, and it’s very difficult to say 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,” she added.
In November, Ocasio-Cortez faced blowback after comparing asylum seekers to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during World War II, attempting to make the point that neither was a “crime.” “Asking to be considered a refugee and applying for status isn’t a crime,” the congresswoman wrote on Twitter. “It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany. It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda. It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria. And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America.”
(Read more at Breitbart)
Please allow me to make the following comparisons between the real concentration camps of Nazi Germany and the object of your imagination:
|Nazi concentration camps were associated with the following:||US detention camps can be associated with the following:|
|Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and other groups were taken from their home countries.||Those entering the US illegally are coming by their own choice.|
|At least 2.7 million Jews were killed in the five concentration camps.||Including suicides and deaths from diseases contracted before their detention, about 24 people have died in the detention centers.|
|The prisoners at the concentration camps were given little or no food.||Those at the detention centers get three meals per day and two snacks.|
|The prisoners at the concentration camps were given insufficient clothing during the harsh winters.||Those at the detention centers have been receiving clothing, diapers, soap, and other items.|
|The prisoners at the concentration camps were forced into hard labor.||Until the June push by Democrats, child detainees could take classes in English, soccer, and other topics.|
|Many prisoners, especially Jewish twins, were subjected to medical experiments at the concentration camps.||The Senate provides about $239 million for medical expenses and transportation for the detained illegal aliens.|
- Report: Ocasio-Cortez Screamed At Federal Law Enforcement Agents ‘In A Threatening Manner’ While Visiting Border
In another 1 July 2019 Daily Caller article, the threatening and abusive behavior of AOC comes to the forefront.
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly screamed at federal law enforcement officers Monday while visiting the U.S.-Mexico border.
The freshman Democrat screamed at law enforcement agents “in a threatening manner” during a visit to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in El Paso, Texas, according to The Washington Examiner’s Anna Giaritelli, and also reportedly refused to tour the facility.
SCOOP: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., screamed at federal law enforcement agents “in a threatening manner”… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) July 01, 2019
The news comes just hours after Ocasio-Cortez sent out a tweet saying that she saw people “drinking out of toilets” inside the facilities and “officers laughing in front of members Congress.”
Now I’ve seen the inside of these facilities. It’s not just the kids. It’s everyone. People drinking out of toilet… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 01, 2019
(Read more at the Daily Caller)
Too bad that AOC is offended that officers should choose to laugh in front of her. However, this might fall within their free speech rights.
- Hispanic pastors tour border facility lambasted by AOC and say they are ‘shocked by misinformation’
We find through a 2 July 2019 Fox News article that a group of Hispanic pastors have come out to stand against the lies of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was “full of indignation” when he saw the reports and heard from politicians about the deplorable and inhumane conditions for illegal immigrants at an El Paso County, Texas migrant detention center. But what he saw at the same facility toured by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. with a group of pastors was “drastically different.”
The president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization, and senior pastor of New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento shared his firsthand experience touring a migrant detention center during a press briefing Monday.
“I read the reports, saw the news clips. I just wanted to see what was actually happening in order to better enable our efforts to find a fair and a just solution to our broken immigration system,” Rodriguez, who has advised President Trump and both Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush on immigration reform, noted. “To my surprise, I saw something drastically different from the stories I’ve been hearing in our national discourse. Even as a veteran of immigration advocacy in the U.S., I was shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border.”
The group of pastors saw a very different picture described by Ocasio-Cortez and other politicians and media outlets.
“We found no soiled diapers, no deplorable conditions and no lack of basic necessities,” Rodriguez remarked, adding he specifically asked border agents if they staged the facility in response to the negative press. “They unequivocally denied it — we were witnessing the identical conditions the attorneys saw when they toured the facility days earlier.”
In fact, some told him the sources from whom the negative coverage originated “never toured the areas of the facility that we toured” and speculated they might have had political motivations.
(Read more at Fox News)
I don’t know about you, but I trust border patrol agents and pastors more than I trust Democrats.
I’m not that sure, but there is probably not anyone who I would believe less than AOC.
- House sends Trump $4.6B border bill, yielding to Senate
In a 28 June 2019 Associated Press article, we are shown how the resolve of the American people against the Democrat inaction resulted in the passage of a relief package for a crisis at the southern border.
The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border, capping a Washington skirmish in which die-hard liberals came out on the losing end in a battle with the White House, the GOP-held Senate and Democratic moderates.
The emergency legislation, required to ease overcrowded, often harsh conditions at U.S. holding facilities for migrants seeking asylum, mostly from Central American nations like Honduras and El Salvador, passed by a bipartisan 305-102 vote. Trump has indicated he’ll sign it into law.
“A great job done by all!” Trump tweeted from his overseas trip.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reluctantly brought the Senate bill to a vote by after her plan to further strengthen rules for treatment of migrant refugees ran into intractable opposition from Republican lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence. Many moderate Democrats split with Pelosi as well, undercutting her earlier efforts, which faded shortly after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he would swiftly reject them.
The legislation contains more than $1 billion to shelter and feed migrants detained by the border patrol and almost $3 billion to care for unaccompanied migrant children who are turned over the Department of Health and Human Services. It rejects an administration request for additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds, however, and contains provisions designed to prevent federal immigration agents from going after immigrants living in the country illegally who seek to care for unaccompanied children.
The funding is urgently needed to prevent the humanitarian emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border from worsening. The government had warned that money would run out in a matter of days.
The Senate bill passed Wednesday by an 84-8 vote, with Democrats there pleased with the deal they cut with Republicans controlling the chamber.
(Read more at the Associated Press)
Of course, this is the bill that AOC and other Democrats spent over three months (17 times) blocking while they claimed that all of this was a “manufactured crisis.” However, now that they need something to run on, this now turns into a crisis.
You forgot the part where R’s asked for a vote on humanitarian aid 17 times before today. 17 times. Stop misleadi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) June 27, 2019
- Central American Police Chief Claims Sought ISIS Suspects in Nicaraguan Custody
In a Breitbart article published on 24 June 2019, we find that the ISIS militants sought by police are now in Nicaraguan custody.
The immigration chief in Costa Rica announced that the three ISIS terror suspects sought by international authorities have been caught in Nicaragua. The three men are expected to be sent back to Costa Rica and interviewed by international authorities.
The announcement came from by Costa Rican Immigration Police Chief Steve Madden Monday evening during an interview with multiple local news outlets. During the interview, Madden said the three ISIS terror suspects had entered Costa Rica on June 9 as part of a group of migrants that traveled north from Panama. Authorities allowed the three men into Costa Rica and then allowed to continue their journey after several biometric searches concluded the men were not wanted fugitives or sought by any country, Madden told Costa Rica’s Columbia newspaper. The three men have since been detained by Nicaraguan authorities where they denied the suspects permission to enter the country.
As Breitbart News first reported, U.S. authorities shared information with Mexican authorities about two men from Egypt and one from Iraq who authorities believe were headed towards the U.S. border. The three men — Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al Juburi from Iraq, and Ibrahim Mohamed and Mohamed Eissa from Egypt — entered Panama in May, a leaked intelligence memo obtained by Breitbart News revealed. In the memo, Homeland Security Investigations pointed to the use of biometric data to track the three suspects and claimed they were headed to the U.S. border.
With all of the rumors of Islamic prayer rugs being left at the border, there usually is nothing provided to substantiate the claim. Here, we have names, nationalities, and police reports.
Do you need another reason to close to southern border?
- Nicaragua Confirms Arrest of Fourth ISIS Terror Suspect
Breitbart reports in a 26 June 2019 article that the fourth ISIS militant has been caught.
Nicaraguan authorities confirmed the arrests of four, not three ISIS terror suspects who entered the country as part of a migrant group with Costa Rican travel documents. Three of those men are the individuals Breitbart News first reported on, regarding an international alert from U.S. law enforcement agencies.
The Nicaraguan Army arrested the four men this week at an irregular crossing point known as Guacimada, Costa Rica’s Teletica reported. During questioning, the men presented migrant travel documents given to them by the Costa Rican government.
As Breitbart News first reported, three of the four men were flagged by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as ISIS terror suspects. According to a memo first published by Breitbart News, the DHS asked Mexico for help in locating three men who they believe were en route to the U.S. border. Prior to publishing the leaked document, Breitbart News confirmed with multiple law enforcement sources in Mexico that they were on high alert.
Well, here is the other reason some liberal people needed to close the border.
- Mexican Officials Confirm U.S. Warned Them About Suspected ISIS Terrorists Headed to Border
Breitbart tells us in a 24 June 2019 article that the US warned Mexico of the ISIS terrorists as those terrorists approached the border.
Mexican authorities are on high alert regarding three ISIS-linked terror suspects who are believed to be making their way from Central America to Mexico and potentially the U.S. border. Authorities were warned the suspects could try to enter Mexico within a large migrant group or with the help of human smugglers.
Breitbart News exclusively confirmed that Mexican Federal Police are on alert, preparing to encounter or arrest Ahamed Ghanim Mohamed Al Juburi from Iraq, and Ibrahim Mohamed and Mohamed Eissa from Egypt. The three men are believed to have entered through Panama in May, crossed through Costa Rica on June 9, and could be headed to Mexico, a leaked internal security memo revealed. The documents make reference to BITMAP, the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations’ Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program, a collection of databases on “special interest aliens, violent criminals, fugitives and confirmed or suspected terrorists encountered within illicit pathways.”
(Read more at Breitbart)
Likewise, Breitbart noted that the Mexican president also acknowledged America’s help in finding the ISIS terrorists.
- Joe Biden Campaigns on ‘Gut-Wrenching’ Photo of Drowned Migrant Father and Daughter
Through a 26 June 2019 article by Breitbart, we find that Joe Biden attempted to use the photo of an illegal alien and his daughter to help his campaign.
Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned Wednesday on a horrific photo of a migrant father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande river while trying to cross into the United States.
“This image is gut-wrenching,” Biden wrote on Twitter. “The cruelty we’re seeing at our border is unconscionable.”
Biden blamed their deaths on Trump administration border enforcement officials rather than the open border policies promulgated by Democrats.
“History will judge how we respond to the Trump Administration’s treatment of immigrant families & children—we can’t be silent,” he wrote. “This isn’t who we are. This is not America.”
The image will likely be a top theme of the Democrat 2020 primary debate on NBC on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, a native of El Salvador, was swept away as he tried to cross the Rio Grande with his 23-month-old daughter.
The family appeared to be economic migrants, according to an interview with the man’s mother.
“I begged them not to go, but he wanted to scrape together money to build a home,” she told the Associated Press. “They hoped to be there a few years and save up for the house.”
The family left El Salvador on April 3, spending about two months at a shelter before attempting to cross the border on their own.
At least 170 migrants have been found dead in 2019 because of their journey to cross the southern border, according to the International Organization for Migrants’ Missing Migrant Project.
Because the trek to the USA is not safe, the most compassionate suggestion might be to tell these people to obey the law.
- 20 Times Breitbart Reported on Migrant Deaths During Obama-Biden Years and No One Cared
According to a 26 June 2019 Breitbart article, there have been at least 20 articles published by Breitbart during the Obama-Biden administration that chronicled illegal aliens who died crossing the border while no mainstream media batted an eye.
Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted an image of a migrant father and daughter who had died on the U.S.-Mexico border and he attempted to link the deaths to cruelty from President Donald Trump. However, Breitbart News consistently reported on the deaths of hundreds of migrants along the border during the Obama-Biden administration — horrors that then-Vice President Biden never spoke about during his time in the White House.
During the Obama-Biden administration, 535 migrants died in one Texas county alone — Brooks County. The county is located about 80 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border and is home to the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281.
Although I would love to re-publish their list of articles published and the included links, that seems too close to intellectual theft. Therefore, let me encourage you to read the list at Breitbart.