Whenever we as US citizens agree w/ military actions like weapons deals & air strikes, or when we hop on board with trade deals like NAFTA or the TPP, we should ask ourselves:
“Are we prepared to deal with the people who will seek refuge in the US due to our actions?”
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) May 26, 2018
I think she is under-playing the simple draw of money. For instance the Trump tax cuts and jawboning on trade have led to a boom in the continental USA at the expense of Mexico. It’s going to draw people in seeking for work. However I think her approach is the right one in the end. The USA like it or not, does have a place in bringing along the poorest parts of our hemisphere. Doing it as a charity will not work, however maybe the flood of immigrants is the world’s sign that we need to pay attention.