Protests to 'Close Concentration Camps' Form in Response to Ocasio-Cortez Claims
Liberal group begins rallying protesters, calling to 'Close the Camps'
Following recent claims by radical Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that the Trump Administration is running "concentration camps" on US soil, liberal protests have now emerged, calling for the government to "close the camps."
Liberals have recently been whipped up into a frenzy by Ocasio-Cortez's spurious, unverified, and widely disputed claims about the conditions in which migrants are being held in immigration facilities.
The New York socialist has been fanning the flames of the border crisis for months but her most recent trip to a facility in El Paso, Texas, where she reportedly had an emotional outburst, has been gaining a lot of attention.
During her visit, along with a group of other House Democrats, she claimed that female detainees were forced to drink out of toilets, among other wild allegations.
Now I’m on my way to Clint, where the Trump admin was denying children toothpaste and soap.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 1, 2019
This has been horrifying so far. It is hard to understate the enormity of the problem. We’re talking systemic cruelty w/ a dehumanizing culture that treats them like animals.
Ocasio-Cortez also doubled down on her claim that children were all but being tortured, as she said they were treated like animals and the situation was “systemic cruelty.”
AOC's constant reinforcement of her initial claims that the US government is running "concentration camps," is now drumming up enough support to trigger protests.
According to Western Journal, other radical Democrats and liberal entities joined her fight to demonize President Donald Trump’s administration’s handling of the influx of illegal immigrants, including the far-left organization MoveOn.org.
On June 29, they launched a “#CloseTheCampsNow” protest slated to be held July 2.
The tweet provides a link to find out more information about the protests, which takes users to its website.
The protest information page explained why the Democrats and liberals think the migrant holding centers, which they labeled “camps” like Ocasio-Cortez recently did, should be closed.
“Horrifically, these conditions aren’t an accident,” the website reads.
"They are the byproduct of an intentional strategy by the Trump administration to terrorize immigrant communities and criminalize immigration."
It also accused the Trump administration of “covering up” reports of illegal immigrants who are dying in the holding centers, along with claiming that children are being “imprisoned” and being held in “inhumane conditions.”
I decided to stage a photoshoot just like @AOC!— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 27, 2019
Except I’m outside of an inner-city school where the conditions are abhorrent and the majority of black AMERICAN boys can’t pass a basic reading exam.
Maybe the liberal media will give this epidemic some attention now? #BLEXIT pic.twitter.com/xlDk1DXnFC
MoveOn.org’s mission statement for the protest is short and, as expected, ridiculous.
“It’s going to take all of us to close the camps,” the website read.
It isn't clear what its participants expect to accomplish should they hypothetically have the border holding centers “shut down.”
If they think children and their families are living in rough conditions now, what do they expect them to do without any resources?
Not only do they have to contend with the dangers of venturing to America — a journey that may include gang violence, drug cartels and even wildlife like large alligators prowling the Rio Grande river, but they would also be completely helpless and lost if they managed to make it across alive.
Sure, the holding facilities have their issues — nobody is denying that.
However, illegals continue to flock by the thousands in order to get there.
Why? Because temporary discomfort in America is presumably better than the dangerous, third-world-like areas from which they come.
To say Ocasio-Cortez has exaggerated the situation and whipped liberals into a frenzy would be an understatement.
She is using the immigration issue to pounce on Trump, grab headlines and fire up her ignorant radical base of supporters.
And unfortunately, it appears to be working.
As long as Ocasio-Cortez carries on with her dramatic appearances and social media videos, the liberal mainstream media will continue to bite and she’ll continue to push the narrative for political gain.
MoveOn.Org is exploiting and capitalizing on the border debacle.
The group will undoubtedly raise money, snag a few headlines and continue to push protest attempts as America gets closer to the 2020 presidential election.
If Democrats, especially radicals such as Ocasio-Cortez, were truly concerned with the well-being of detained illegal immigrants and the border crisis overall, they would be working with Trump and Congress to come up with solutions.
But obviously, that wouldn’t be anywhere near as fun for them.