Ocasio-Cortez Backs New Movement Trying to PREVENT Targeting of Gang Members

Ocasio-Cortez Backs New Movement Trying to PREVENT Targeting of Gang Members

(ConservativeInsider.org) – As thousands of immigrants with unknown backgrounds flood our nation’s border, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers must make split-second decisions when trying to understand each person’s motives for coming to America. Most officers do an incredible job during these dangerous encounters, even when having to predict if someone is involved in a gang. Yet, some Democratic lawmakers are pushing back against these ICE policies that keep our nation safe.

On Friday, May 14, House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) led 34 of her fellow lawmakers to sign a letter. It calls for ICE to stop the use of “racial profiling” and officers cease making deportation decisions based on “good faith belief” of gang activity rather than cold, hard facts. Said facts are usually not easily found when dealing with criminals. AOC also stated that the current policies do not “adequately protect” asylum seekers.

Former Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Chad Wolf shared his opinion of the letter:

Currently, ICE officers use their education and job training to help target gang members for deportation, yet AOC and her colleagues are asking ICE to stop this practice in hopes of creating a more “moral” immigration system. But, many people who have actually encountered criminals would agree that allowing gang members to run undeterred in our nation is certainly not the way to bring more safety to our country.

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