World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 03 Apr, 2021 02:15 am

Ocasio-Cortez says left-wing opponents of Biden’s immigration policy are doing “a profound disservice to the cause of justice”

Ocasio-Cortez says left-wing opponents of Biden’s immigration policy are doing “a profound disservice to the cause of justice”
Ocasio-Cortez is doubling down on her efforts to defend the Democratic Party and denounce left-wing opponents of the Biden administration.

What is happening here is not the same as what happened during the Trump administration.” She continued, “[The Trump administration] took babies out of the arms of their mothers and deported their families and permanently traumatized these children, some of whom, we don’t know will ever be reunified with their families again which is a level of human rights violation that is just simply not the same [as Biden].First, what is happening to immigrants under the Biden administration, as happened under the Trump administration and Obama before him, is a crime against humanity.As for the approximately 16,000 children being held in detention facilities, they are imprisoned in the same overrun and unregulated facilities that the Trump administration oversaw, and the Obama administration before him.

The crowded tent camps set up by the previous Trump administration are now full to capacity.The number of children presently detained is 25 percent higher than at the peak of the Trump administration’s 2019 crackdown on immigrant children.

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