In a move that can only be seen as absurd, a group of Progressive lawmakers, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and “The Squad,” have penned a letter to the United Nations asking the impotent world body to open an investigation into abuse of illegal immigrant detainees at the hands of ICE agents.
The five-page letter was sent Friday and listed a litany of unfounded accusations and complaints claiming that the nature and “sheer number” of complaints “necessitates and international response.”
“These allegations illustrate a clear pattern of alleged human rights violations by DHS,” the letter reads. “This pattern of behavior is perpetuated and encouraged by the consistent and unforgivable failure of the United States government and its institutions to take these allegations seriously by investigating them in a transparent, thorough, and impartial manner.”
The letter was signed by Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Mark Pocan (D-WI), as well as “Squad” freshmen Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), as well as Reps. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), and Veronica Escobar (D-TX).