Ocasio-Cortez: Latinos Can’t Be Illegals Because They’re ‘Descendants of Native People’

Excerpt: Free Beacon

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Thursday criticized U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and argued in support of undocumented Latinos in the United States, saying the latter cannot be “criminalized” on “Native” U.S. land because they are “descendants of Native people.”

[Ocasio-Cortez spoke alongside several pro-immigrant groups at a rally on Thursday.  In addition to defending undocumented immigrants, she] repeatedly slammed ICE, claiming it “repeatedly and systematically violates human rights.”

“They (ICE) do not deserve a dime until they can prove that they are honoring human rights […] We have to have respect for children, respect for families, respect for human rights, and respect for the right of human mobility.”




“We are standing on Native land, and Latino people are descendants of Native people.”