No Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Illegal Immigrants Are Not Your 'Constituents'


Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez referred to illegal immigrants as her “constituents.”

Ocasio-Cortez made her ridiculous comments after questioning Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross during Thursday’s House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing.

The self-identified socialist attempted to grill Ross for his communication with former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is known for his strict stance against illegal immigration and voter fraud.

Ocasio-Cortez explained that Kobach had talks with members of President Donald Trump’s administration about adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

“Kobach said, ‘I raised the issue with the president shortly after he was inaugurated’ and ‘he was absolutely interested in this,'” Ocasio-Cortez told Ross.

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“Shortly thereafter, in April of 2017, Steve Bannon asked you to speak with Mr. Kobach about his ‘ideas about including a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census.'”

Ross acknowledged his talk with Kobach, but Ocasio-Cortez quickly cut him off so she could continue her rant.

“Mr. Kobach later sent an email to you on July 14, writing that the lack of the citizenship question ‘leads to the problem that aliens who do not actually reside in the United States are still counted for congressional apportionment services,'” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“Of course they do reside in the United States. They reside in my district. They’re my constituents,” she said, referring to illegal aliens and non-citizens.

Should her real constituents be angry at this remark?

Ocasio-Cortez might need to take a civics class — one of the few requirements to vote in the United States is to be an American citizen.

“Constituency” is defined as “a body of citizens entitled to elect a representative.”

Obviously, non-citizens and illegal immigrants can’t be Ocasio-Cortez’s constituents because they can’t vote, or at least they shouldn’t be able to vote (they certainly weren’t able to vote under Kobach’s watch in Kansas).

Even if Ocasio-Cortez simply misunderstood the definition of “constituency,” it’s disgraceful that she believes she has any duty to represent illegal immigrants.

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The socialist representative’s actual constituents are having their voice watered down because Ocasio-Cortez has taken it upon herself to represent those who aren’t her constituents — people who aren’t even American citizens.

U.S. representatives owe nothing to illegal immigrants, people who disrespect the laws of this country by entering illegally and often working illegally.

Ocasio-Cortez is supposed to be a representative but she’s clearly confused about who she should be representing.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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