Yup, you read that headline correctly. New York Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D) advocated for handing out entitlements to illegal immigrants.
In a short video, you can see AOC introducing two acts, one of which she calls the “embrace act,” that would essentially grant welfare to immigrants regardless of their citizenship status.
“The Embrace Act, we are doing the same, and we are ending—and it’s a piece if legislation that ends similar discrimination based on documentation status,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“It’s kind of a next-level piece of legislation, and it is something that people are going to say ‘Why would you do that?’ I believe that we need to acknowledge the contributions that immigrants make in America,” she added. “And if you, if you, contribute to our society, I believe that you should benefit from our society.”
It’s not “open borders,” but it might as well be. Providing welfare and entitlements to people who aren’t even citizens of this country would not only break our system, it would encourage far more people to flood into this country to reap the benefits of simply being alive without having to contribute anything back.
Not even Sen. Bernie Sanders was willing to go that far. In fact, he expressly rejected it under the understanding that we would never be able to support everyone.
“…open the borders, my god, there’s a lot of poverty in this world and you’re going to have people from all over the world, and I don’t think that is something we can do at this point. Can’t do it. So that is not my position,” said Sanders.
Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigns in Oskaloosa, IA: "If you open the borders, there's a lot of poverty in this world, and you're going to have people from all over the world. And I don't think that's something that we can do at this point. Can't do it." pic.twitter.com/INF9GopzIe
— The Hill (@thehill) April 7, 2019
Once again, AOC failed to provide any indication as to how she would pay for such a monumental addition to our financial burden as a nation, especially given all the other free things she wants to provide everyone with such as free medical care and free college.
If she’s possibly found the land of money trees, or maybe even has the power to turn objects into gold, then perhaps she could share that knowledge with us and we can get on providing all this free stuff to everyone. Seeing as they’re likely not to exist at all, maybe Ocasio-Cortez should scale back sharing her socialist pipe dreams with us.