Progressive Democrats blast Biden for reopening migrant detention facility

Throughout much of former President Donald Trump’s administration, progressive politicians like U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the rest of her so-called “Squad” became outspoken opponents of his immigration policy.

Now, some of the same critics are rehashing their complaints that kids are being kept “in cages” as President Joe Biden apparently reneges on his vow to end the practice of child detention.

Opposition from the left

Along with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and others, Ocasio-Cortez was frequently front and center in protesting Trump’s immigration and border policy agenda, even going so far as to compare immigration detention centers to concentration camps.

One such “camp” opened in Carrizo Springs, Texas, in 2019 amid an intensifying border crisis.

The detention center was the site of protests and several prominent Democrats toured other facilities across the U.S. to highlight the Trump administration’s alleged cruelty.

When Biden reopened the facility in Carrizo on Monday to house undocumented child migrants, it did not take long for members of the Squad to express their disappointment, as the Washington Examiner noted.

“Callous” choices?

Omar, for her part, accused the Biden administration of perpetuating injustices from past administrations.

“Multiple administrations have made the callous choice to lock up thousands of children seeking refuge in the United States of America,” she tweeted. “As long as we see people seeking a better life as ‘aliens’ instead of fellow human beings, our immigration system will continue to fail us.”

Ocasio-Cortez similarly sounded off in a tweet accusing the current administration of maintaining an “oppressive” immigration system.

“Challenging common assumptions”

Former President Barack Obama has also come under scrutiny from members of his own party over his administration’s role in initially opening the child-detainment facilities. Under mounting pressure, Biden even called the Obama record on the issue a “mistake,” promising to stop the practice.

Now that he is in the White House, however, Biden is clearly backtracking on that pledge amid a projected immigration surge along the nation’s southern border. For her part, Ocasio-Cortez echoed Omar, tweeting that Biden inherited a “carceral framework” from his predecessors.

“It’s no accident that challenging how we approach both these issues are considered ‘controversial’ stances,” AOC wrote. “They require reimagining our relationship to each other and challenging common assumptions we take for granted.”

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  1. Don’t allow open borders, but rather orderly and legal immigration and this can be eliminated instead of continuing down the Biden/Kamala/Pelosi/Schumer path to destroy America, American values/Constitution.

        1. Trump had a good plan in place for the good of our country and now Biden has destroyed it. How are we going to survive 4 years of this idiot Biden?

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  3. So true! Do this by the existing law and there will be no issues. If not this will continue and those that are protesting the most can take these children into their own homes that way tax payers are not having to foot the bill. Immigration is a wonderful thing, but do it by the law like everyone else from other countries.

  4. I don’t want to hear one democrat who voted for this piece of garbage complain…you reap what you sow. Did people really think Joe has stopped lying after 47+ years, you all knew you were getting an empty suit when you voted for Joe Biden..Now all I can say is sit down and shut up.

  5. They keep on saying it was Trump who started the cages but it started with Obama and Biden. They need to stop lying and tell the truth but that will never happen. They are toooooo stupid to own up to anything except to get power. Just wrong.

  6. Biden is the back stabber of this what used to be a great country. What an idiot. We know he is not the President of the United States and I wonder how long we will put up with all this ignorance today.

  7. Hey I have a great idea solves all the problems totally.lets let them stay at the Dems home and they will get free work from them

  8. Ship them all up to Beverly Hills where they can visit all the left leaning celibs. Celibs can also take some into their homes. The rest can build tent cities in the neighborhood.

  9. Send them to d.c. and set up a tent city on the White House lawn, and obama’s Front yard. Also to San Francisco to nanny’s place and set one up there! Then let Cortez and Omar have a bunch living with them as well!

  10. There is absolutely no doubt now that the democrat party is out to literally do away with our first amendment as well as the second (stand-by there will be others) within our Bill of Rights. The action on the border is only to take attention away from the constitutional issues he is presenting at this time. The communist democrats know the border issues are big now especially with the china virus. And they will use them to take attention off of the real dangerous things he is going to try to accomplish.

    For instance there is now a movement to cancel OANN, NewsMax as well as Fox Business and Fox News channel. In spite of the first amendment in that Bill of Rights! In other words they, the communists democrats, are brazenly attempting to cancel all conservative television broadcasting. Conservative talk radio will not be far behind. They are setting up all American citizens to be limited to “their” propaganda only so we will all march to their tune and obey their demands of who to support politically. As they see it we “must” support their political perspective. It can be no other way. This is not unlike what happened in Europe and Asia during that bloody twentieth century when so many countries became dictatorships and hundreds of millions of citizens were murdered by their own governments. The fact of the matter is however, it is they, the communist leaning news outlets, namely MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, PBS, as well as nearly every major news paper in the United States, but especially USA Today and the New York Times, who are spreading mis or is it disinformation! In other words lies! They ignore news if it could be possible it shows the democrat party or any member of the party in a bad light and that main stream media is for the most part responsible for nearly everything going on in the United States of America right now today. Including the riots and if in fact there is an insurrection they are responsible for that as well. But no blame will ever be placed on them for they are in charge or so they think.

  11. Send them all to THE SQUADS HOMES. W. T. F. DO YOU THINK YOU, THE SQUAD, WOULD DO? Give exact details what you, the SQUAD would do. Don’t ignore the question SQUAD. Give only an answer to the question.

  12. Biden should never have touched the Trump Administrations plan, they are doing it for one purpose and one purpose only, VOTES, every illegal allowed into the country and given citizenship is a vote for the Democrats. We all know by now to the Democrats illegal, breaking the law, and crime, do not exist in their vocabulary ( unless it’s a shame charge against a Republican ) They can’t even get it throught their heads that the cages were built during the Obama administration, Trump closed them in favor of Dormatory style lodgings, so of course they should have known, with Biden inviting them to come invade the country ( wouldn’t this constitute a insurrection? ) that the cages would once again be used?

  13. Hello 😉 Thanks heaps for this indeed!… if anyone else has anything, it would be much appreciated. Great website Just wanted to say thanks and keep doing what you’re doing Thx & Regards!

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