Feb 23, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez criticizes opening of migrant facility for children under Biden
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTexas Republican criticizes Cruz for Cancun trip: 'When a crisis hits my state, I'm there' Ocasio-Cortez fundraising for Texas relief reaches .7M Biden seems set to pick fight over Rahm Emanuel MORE (D-N.Y.) criticized President BidenJoe BidenTikTok users spread conspiracy that Texas snow was manufactured by the government The problem with a one-size-fits-all federal minimum wage hike Throwing money at Central America will not curb illegal migration MORE’s administration on Tuesday for opening a migrant facility for children.
“This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay - no matter the administration or party,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay - no matter the administration or party. https://t.co/AEV7s7QQnB— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 23, 2021
Some were criticizing the congresswoman’s silence on the issue as she was a vocal about her opposition for such facilities under the Trump administration.
Can we expect more photo ops like this in response to Biden caging kids? pic.twitter.com/l79DsTtaWp— John Gage (@johnrobertgage) February 23, 2021
The facility is located in Carrizo Springs, Texas, and will be used to hold children ages 13 to 17. The facility is capable of holding up to 700 migrant children.
“It’s only 2 mos into this admin & our fraught, unjust immigration system will not transform in that time," Ocasio-Cortez said.
“DHS shouldn’t exist, agencies should be reorganized, ICE gotta go, ban for-profit detention, create climate refugee status & more,” she added.
The White House also defended the facility on Tuesday, saying that it was only temporary and is needed because of the pandemic.
“[I]t’s a temporary reopening during COVID-19, our intention is very much to close it, but we want to make sure we can follow COVID protocols,” press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiTanden's path to confirmation looks increasingly untenable Asian Pacific American Caucus urges senators to confirm Tanden Biden to order flags to half staff to mark 500K virus deaths MORE said.
Unaccompanied migrant children were moved into the facility the day it was opened. It is unclear how long the administration plans to keep the facility’s doors open.Tags Joe Biden Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Jen Psaki migrant facility
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Man Facing Federal Charge For Allegedly Firing Weapon At Security Guards At U.S. Secret Service Facility
GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ) — A federal criminal complaint was filed late Friday afternoon against a Prince George’s County man accused of firing a weapon at security guards at a U.S. Secret Service facility in Beltsville.
Jeremiah Peter Watson, 22, of Hyattsville, is facing charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.READ MORE: Police Investigating After Car Crashes Into Baltimore County Bank
According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Watson pulled up in a vehicle to the gated entry of the Secret Service facility within the National Agricultural Research Center.
Watson allegedly got out of the car and approached the security guard in “an aggressive manner.” A security officer used pepper spray after he ignored commands to stop.
As detailed in the affidavit, Watson returned to his vehicle and began to drive from the area as backup arrived. He then made a U-turn and began to fire a handgun at the security guards, who fled into an area with bulletproof glass. He then made another U-turn and continued to fire at the victims.READ MORE: Lockheed Martin Closing Middle River Manufacturing Plant
The affidavit alleges that Watson was identified as the registered owner of the vehicle and one of the victims identified him as the person who had shot at them.
A federal search warrant was executed at Watson’s residence and on his vehicle.
Officers recovered a .9mm handgun loaded with three .9mm rounds in the magazine and a fourth in the chamber from the vehicle. Law enforcement also recovered three .9mm shell casings, allegedly similar to the shell casings recovered from the scene of the shooting.MORE NEWS: U.S. Park Police Name Pamela Smith As New Chief, First Black Woman To Lead The Force
If convicted, Watson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.