Social Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York criticized President Joe Biden for his “cruel” decision to build a border wall to ease the refugee crisis.
Ocasio-Cortez made the statement Thursday after the Biden administration announced a reversal of border wall construction. The order will allow the government to bypass environmental regulations to restart a plan initiated during the Trump administration.
“The Biden administration was not obligated to expand border wall construction — and it was certainly not obligated to waive several environmental laws to expedite construction.” wrote Ocasio Cortez.
“The president must take responsibility for this decision and reverse course,” she added.
“A wall does not stop people fleeing poverty and violence from coming to the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “You are not risking your life or that of your children (sic) thrives on crossing the Darién Gorge or traversing hundreds of kilometers of desert if you have other options. Walls only serve to push migrants into more remote areas, increasing their risk of death. It’s a cruel policy.”
She further accused the USA of destabilizing the situation in South America.
Also on Thursday, Biden offered a bizarre excuse for the decision that contradicted his Homeland Security secretary’s statements on the issue.
“The border wall – the money was used for the border wall. I tried to get them to reappropriate it, to redirect the money. They didn’t do it. They wouldn’t do it,” Biden told reporters. “And in the meantime, there’s nothing legally different other than they have to use the money for what it was used for. I can’t stop that.”
The Biden administration has been criticized for an immigration crisis that continues to worsen under its policies. Biden promised during his 2020 presidential campaign to end construction of the border wall.
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