Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she wants to see the Department of Homeland Security abolished

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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She's long called for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be abolished, but now, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wants its parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, eliminated as well.

During an interview with The New Yorker's David Remnick published Wednesday, the freshman representative said that the Department of Homeland Security, which was established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, is one of several "large threats to American civil liberties." People "sounded the alarm back then that these agencies are extrajudicial, that they lack effective oversight, and it is baked into the core foundational structure of these agencies."

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