(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – On Wednesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) gave an extensive interview to The New York Times in which she discussed the administration’s handling of the immigration crisis. During the interview, she argued that the federal immigration policy was the “weakest issue” of the Biden administration.
She further pointed out that more than in any other area, immigration policy is “dictated by politics.”
President Biden has faced a lot of criticism over border security and immigration since he first took office. It is also one of the areas that the GOP most frequently uses to attack the president. However, the administration’s response has not always had the desired effect, as it often angers the left while not appeasing the Republicans.
Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that oftentimes the administration did not follow the suggestions of its allies regarding immigration policy, which has led to many immigrant advocates questioning what the administration’s motivations are. She argued that she believes that some of the hesitation surrounding this topic is the result of fearing “being seen as approving or providing permission structures or following any of the Republican narratives regarding immigration.
She further blasted the administration over their refusal to take steps that would help expedite the process of gaining a work permit for new asylum-seekers that enter the country. This is one of the issues that has also caused the Biden administration, Congress, as well as New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) and New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) to enter a standoff as all the parties are trying to find who to blame over the increasing housing costs for migrants who are not legally permitted to work in the country.
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