In an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Thursday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once against demonstrated that she is more concerned about illegal aliens than she is about the citizens who elected her to office.
On the show, AOC said that she was directing her efforts to ensuring that illegal immigrants know about the census and are prepared to be counted alongside everyone else – namely, the American citizens and legal residents who should actually be in the country.
“We’re all going to get mailed a prompt to fill out the census in the next two weeks or so,” she said Thursday on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” “And so I think what’s really important is that we all fill this out. It happens once every 10 years.
“Every single person, no matter your documentation status, no matter your housing status, income, etc., is to be counted,” she continued. “The data is completely confidential, so don’t worry if you’re having a creative living situation, it’s not going to be told to your landlord or anything crazy like that.”
A “creative living situation,” eh? Is this the new term to replace “undocumented Americans”? We’re now going to call them “creative citizens”? Wonderful. If these liberals spent as much time thinking about how to improve the lives of everyday Americans as they do dreaming up new politically correct terminology, the Democratic Party might actually be a force for good in the world.
Another New York lawmaker – Assemblyman Mike LiPetri – said he was disgusted watching Ocasio-Cortez and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio pander to illegals.
“Illegal aliens should not be counted equally to law-abiding Americans and legal immigrants – plain and simple,” LiPetri said in a statement. “When radical left-wing politicians like AOC make such statements, she sends a message to all Americans and legal immigrants that it doesn’t matter if you work hard and play by the rules, we’re going to prioritize criminals and those here illegally over you.”
It’s time for the U.S. to wake up. It makes no sense whatsoever for us to count illegal immigrants and treat them exactly the same as citizens for the purposes of federal funding and congressional apportionment. These are not citizens; worse, they do not actually belong in the country at all. Why should Texas and California be rewarded with extra funding and extra representation just because they are adjacent to Mexico?
Instead of counting these people, we should be deporting them.