‘We’re going to hold oversight hearings to make these banks accountable for investing in and making money off of the detention of immigrants…’
(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) As it turns out, housing tens of thousands of illegal aliens costs money.
By punishing the financial institutions, Ocasio–Cortez thinks she can cut off financing and cripple U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“We’re going to hold oversight hearings to make these banks accountable for investing in and making money off of the detention of immigrants,” she said at a Queens, New York event hosted by an immigrants right group.
The committee chair in none other than Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., once known for some of the most outlandish behavior in Congress—although Ocasio–Cortez’s class of freshman Democrats is fast making her seem like a rational, moderate elder stateswoman by comparison.
Waters has already contacted some of the biggest banks in country, including Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo, about testifying before Congress in March. It’s not yet clear if Ocasio–Cortez wants a separate hearing devoted solely to illegal immigration.
Singling out banks for activist rage has also taken a turn for the worst. In December, Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, was accosted by protestors during a speech. Months earlier, he said that shareholder meetings “have become a farce.”
“I’m not against social groups,” but the meetings “get hijacked,” Dimon said.
Last year, immigration activists demonstrated outside of Dimon’s New York City home, while protestors in New Jersey gathered outside the home of a Wells Fargo board member.
The letter was also addressed to JPMorgan Chase, and was signed by more than 100 groups.
“Our message to those people, to those banks, is stop financing hatred,” the letter said.