AOC Advocates Pardoning Pothead Illegal Aliens

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 19: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is detained after outside the Supreme Court of the United States during a sit-in protesting the high court overturning Roe v. Wade with activists from Center for Popular Democracy Action (CPDA) on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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We can’t have equal justice under the law until illegal aliens busted with simple pot possession receive a presidential pardon, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) believes.

On Thursday, President Joe Biden pardoned “all prior Federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana.” However, the official proclamation declared that the order “does not apply to individuals who were non-citizens not lawfully present in the United States at the time of their offense.” The phrase “non-citizens not lawfully present in the United States” means illegal aliens, but for some reason, Democrats find that moniker offensive, so they use eight words instead of two.

In response, the democratic socialist from New York tweeted her praise, but added that Biden “should treat all people equally and pardon ALL unjust simple possession convictions, not some.”

“If the US is admitting these laws were unjust, then we shouldn’t discriminate pardons based on citizen status,” she added. “Let’s get that liberty and justice for ALL.”

Of course, readers might be thinking, shouldn’t illegal immigrants convicted of federal marijuana possession just be deported? The better question is: shouldn’t any illegal alien caught by law enforcement be deported?

Instead of that happening, it seems many illegal aliens occupy our federal prisons.

According to CNN, “during fiscal year 2021 some 72% of federal offenders in a case of marijuana possession were non-citizens.” However, it should be noted that data doesn’t differentiate between those unlawfully present in the U.S. and those legally here, such as green card holders.

Regardless, an immigration attorney told CNN that simple marijuana possession charges could prevent individuals from finding safe harbor in the U.S.

“If you’re in deportation proceedings or applying for a visa or applying [sic] green card, and you’re charged for possession, you will be denied. And you won’t be eligible for a waiver,” he said.

“You could be denied a green card and you would be denied for life,” the attorney noted.

If all the illegal aliens caught having a bit of weed in their back pockets were deported, that would spell bad news for AOC and her colleagues.

Illegal immigrants, as well as potheads, are key demographics for the Democratic voting bloc, it would seem.

AOC’s website claims, “It is beyond time for a path to citizenship for all undocumented people in our country.” Of course, “all undocumented people” would suggest AOC wants citizenship for every illegal alien in the U.S., including those convicted of far worse crimes than marijuana charges — murder, rape, and more.

Vice President Kamala Harris is also intent on creating millions of new citizens out of those who entered the country unlawfully.

Just last month, Harris told NBC’s Chuck Todd that we needed to solve the border crisis by putting “into place a law and a plan for a pathway for citizenship for the millions of people who are here and are prepared to do what is legally required to gain citizenship.”

Even if that plan never happens, folks in D.C.’s city government are currently advancing a bill that would allow “non-citizens” the right to vote.

So around the nation, the Democratic Party seems intent on expanding the voting pool through pardons, as well as mass amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. You don’t have to be a political scientist to suspect the Democrats are advancing those goals because they think doing so will help members of their party get elected to power.

The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

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