NYC Protesters Chanting ‘Close the Border!’ Shout Down AOC

NYC Protesters Chanting ‘Close the Border!’ Shout Down AOC

September 18, 2023

Radical Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) struggled to be heard during a Friday press conference outside the migrant arrival center in the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City as protesters drowned out her and the other Democrats there to speak in favor of the illegal aliens flooding the Big Apple.

AOC and a group of other elected officials from states including Illinois, California, and Texas were on hand to talk about a fact-finding mission they were undertaking about the migration situation, but angry protesters drowned them out.

“Close the border! Close the border! Respect the constitution, AOC! I am your constituent!” one man said into a megaphone.

Some protesters carried signs reading, “Americans first: Vetted & legal migrants only.”

Trying but failing to be heard, AOC ignored the protests and told the media, “What we seek to do is to make sure that all the resources are necessary and that we are joining with the city and state.”

By “resources,” what she meant was allowing “work authorizations so that folks in here can get to work and start supporting themselves as soon as possible.”

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has also been pushing the feds to fast-track work permits for the thousands of illegals. But critics say fast-tracking work permits will only reward illegals andopen the door to even more.

After the presser, protesters spoke to the press to vent their anger. David Rem, who is married to an immigrant from Colombia, said he is disgusted that the illegals being coddled by AOC have jumped the immigration line.

He told the New York Post:

My wife’s children, Diego and Lina, have been waiting seven long years in Medellin, Colombia, to come to this country legally. They have paid all the immigration fees and have been fingerprinted by the FBI. They have done everything right — they have been waiting and they haven’t broken federal law by crossing the border illegally, so why not them?

“You know what’s going to happen, they’re going to say to my kids in a year from now ‘Diego and Lina, sorry but there’s no room for you, the country’s full’. It’s a slap in the face to legal migration,” Rem said while clutching a placard that read, “99% of these illegal aliens asylum petitions are not true asylum petitions.”

Another citizen, Queens resident D’Anna Morgan, also railed about the growing problem. “It’s not right these migrants are jumping the line in front of people who have waited years and years to come to America the right way,” Morgan said, adding, “New York City’s going to resemble a third-world country.”

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