AOC calls Harris’ comments “disappointing” after VP warns migrants “do not come”

AOC responded to Vice President Harris warning migrants “I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border: Do not come. Do not come.””

AOC wrote:

This is disappointing to see. First, seeking asylum at any US border is a 100% legal method of arrival.

Second, the US spent decades contributing to regime change and destabilization in Latin America.

We can’t help set someone’s house on fire and then blame them for fleeing.

She added in a follow-up tweet:

It would be helpful if the US would finally acknowledge its contributions to destabilization and regime change in the region.

Doing so can help us change US foreign policy, trade policy, climate policy, & carceral border policy to address causes of mass displacement & migration.