‘We’re going to hold oversight hearings to make these banks accountable for investing in and making money off of the detention of immigrants…’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Targets Banks for Providing Financial Services to Illegal Alien Detention Centers

(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) As it turns out, housing tens of thousands of illegal aliens costs money.

Now, rather than address the immigration crisis, spendthrift Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wants the government to target banks who work with illegal immigrant detention centers.

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 29-year-old former waitress sits on the House Financial Services Committee, a position she was gifted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi upon taking office in January.

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.

Criminal alien detention centers ran unabated during the Barack Obama administration, but have since become the source of outcry under President Donald Trump.

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.

In Charlotte, N.C., demonstrators entered a Wells Fargo branch and delivered a letter demanding that the bank cut its financial ties with two private companies providing detention facility services.

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.

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