Ocasio-Cortez Demands Biden Resettle A Minimum of 200,000 Afghanis in U.S.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is demanding that the Biden administration take in hundreds of thousands of Aghan refugees even as the U.S. military struggling to get all Americans out of the war-torn country ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline.

The New York leftist told The Independent that Biden should set, as a minimum, the acceptance of 200,000 Afghans into the U.S. as the country exits its longest war. She added those refugees should be permanently resettled and eventually granted naturalized American citizenship.

“I believe we need to move and the administration needs to move as quickly as possible and as expansively as possible ensuring that we are raising the amount of refugee visas to whatever amount is necessary,” she told the outlet.

Ocasio-Cortez’s demand comes as the Biden administration is coming under increasing fire for extricating more Afghani citizens than Americans, by percentages, according to a leaked State Department cable on Tuesday.

During his nightly “Chalk Talk,” Newsmax TV’s Steve Cortes, citing figures from the cable, noted that official numbers from the State Department showed a massively disproportionate number of Afghans being evacuated compared to Americans.

“It has never been more important to prioritize American citizens than right now, particularly as it is related to Afghanistan,” the “Cortes & Pellegrino” co-host and former Trump adviser said. “But so far, the massive airlift from Afghanistan has been Americans last.”

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