During a recent Instagram live session, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued that migrants detained under poor conditions deserve “reparations” for human rights violations.
AOC said “now the first thing I want to say is that the fact that this keeps happening over and over and over again is a political failure by both parties. And I want to be very clear about that because I don’t want to draw false equivalence.”
“What is happening here is not the same as what happened during the Trump administration, where they 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 family again, which is a level of human rights violation that is just simply not the same,” she continued.
“I don’t want to excuse any of this but I’m also — I don’t think we should also get them twisted together because one is not the same. And we cannot dust that under the rug, and by the way, those families are owed reparations,” she added.
IMMIGRATION: Rep. @AOC says Trump Admin. policies were “human rights violations” and victims deserve reparations, but conditions under the Biden Admin. are still “barbaric.” pic.twitter.com/utw5GZbLNd
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