U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has called for a path to citizenship for more than eight-million illegal aliens who have flooded the country since Joe Biden became president in 2021.
“One of the biggest issues that we have when it comes to immigration is the fact that we have an undocumented population. Now you can fix that by trying to build a wall, or you can fix that by trying to document people and create a path to citizenship,” the far-left congresswoman said during an appearance on the Daily Show.
“And we’ll have folks that might say, look at these systems, you know that our shelter system has weight and things like that. But one of the reasons that our public systems experience weight is because people don’t have a documented and reliable path to work and sustain themselves,” she continued as the crowd cheered. “Just like all of our ancestors did and our grandparents and great-grandparents.”
In the fiscal year 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol recorded more than 3.2 million illegal alien encounters on the southern border, a new record. By the end of Biden’s first term, the number is expected to exceed 12 million, more than the three terms that preceded him combined.
The numbers do not include “gotaways” and those who managed to avoid detection, meaning the real number is likely much higher.
Illegal alien entries have increased by roughly 86 percent since June 2023, when the Biden Administration reversed the Trump-era Title 42 immigration policy that allowed border officials to turn people away in the name of stopping the spread of infectious disease.
The majority of illegal aliens are processed, then given cell phones and other necessities before being flown to their American community of choice. They are given court dates in order to process their asylum claims, though the process takes years and a large number of them never show up for their court dates.
This is a developing story.