Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-proclaimed socialist, compared members of the violent migrant caravan to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany in the 1930’s and 1940’s in a Tweet on Sunday.
Members of the caravan rushed the San Ysidro port of entry – which connect Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California, on Sunday.
— Emma Murphy (@emmamurphyitv) November 25, 2018
U.S. Border Patrol agents closed the port of entry and used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Ocasio-Cortez, in a tweet, denounced the treatment of the violent caravan members.
“Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime,” she tweeted, adding, “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.”
Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime.
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. https://t.co/qhv7Rr1itn
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 25, 2018
Some members of the caravan hurled rocks at U.S. officials, before tear gas was used.
In recent weeks, U.S. President Donald Trump has increased pressure on Mexico to deport members of migrant caravans, and to force them to stay in Mexico while applying for Asylum.
Trump tweeted the following Sunday morning: “Would be very SMART if Mexico would stop the Caravans long before they get to our Southern Border, or if originating countries would not let them form (it is a way they get certain people out of their country and dump in U.S. No longer). Dems created this problem. No crossings!”
Trump also tweeted about the issue on Saturday, saying “Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court. We only will allow those who come into our Country legally. Other than that our very strong policy is Catch and Detain. No releasing into the U.S.”
He then added the following: “All will stay in Mexico. If for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE our Southern Border. There is no way that the United States will, after decades of abuse, put up with this costly and dangerous situation anymore!”
Harry Cherry is a freelance reporter and writer at America First Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @RealHarryCherry.