Ocasio-Cortez Labels Border Wall a “Cruel Policy,” Calls for Reevaluation

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has called on President Biden to reverse the decision to construct a border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, stating that it represents a “cruel policy” that does not deter migrants but pushes them into more remote and dangerous areas. Ocasio-Cortez criticized the administration for waiving environmental laws to expedite the wall’s construction and urged the President to take responsibility for the decision. She argued that addressing the root causes of migration and investing in meaningful immigration reform would be more effective. President Biden, in response, mentioned that the funds for the wall were previously appropriated and redirected efforts to reallocate the money.