AOC and Democrats were told repeatedly that illegal immigrants had overwhelmed the border. Now they act surprised – Washington Examiner
After months of warnings from the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services — not to mention something about a “national emergency” declaration — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took a field trip to the border. She found out that, yes, things are, like, really, really, bad!
No one should be surprised that detention centers for illegal immigrants have been overwhelmed by the endless flow of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans, Mexicans and Haitians making their way here, throwing themselves and their children into the care of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which isn’t equipped to handle the crushing volume of people. There simply isn’t enough space and there aren’t enough border agents to manage the inflow.
Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats who toured detention centers for illegal immigrants at the Texas border on Monday were deeply disturbed to have seen unwashed families, overcrowded facilities, and women and children sleeping on floors.
Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, posted several videos on Twitter that were apparently intended to show the dismal conditions. One video showed a “cramped cell,” another showed the shower facility. It was modest but I’ve certainly seen worse at the downtown Washington L.A. Fitness gym. It’s truly unfortunate that the detention center bathrooms don’t come stocked with Kiehl’s Lavender Foaming body wash, but the entire asylum system is collapsing and there’s only so many dollars to go around to our new charity cases.
This isn’t a matter of the Trump administration deliberately making life uncomfortable for illegal immigrants. It’s just the only logical outcome when our immigration laws function as an incentive to swim across the Rio Grande, land in Texas, and get all the stuff that Americans are required to provide: that’s free doctors, lawyers, medicine, food, shelter, etc.
None of these things are unlimited, including even space to sleep. That’s why we’re now using military bases to house immigrants, at least for a short while before they’re released into the United States. The federal government could open up a Ritz-Carlton in El Paso and yet, what do you think it will look like when another 10,000 Central Americans show up needing a free place to stay?
Congress just finally passed a multibillion-dollar funding package, and we’re supposed to be happy that it received “bipartisan” support. But the whole thing is a joke. More and more migrants will arrive and burn through it all as they show up, poor and sick, then loaded up with free food, free healthcare, and free legal counsel, all courtesy of the American taxpayer.
If Ocasio-Cortez or anyone else is even remotely taken aback by what’s going on at the border, it’s only because they’ve been ignoring what officials have been telling them for the last year.