AOC goes NIMBY, says there’s a better solution than housing migrants in her district

By Bob Unruh

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in a video produced by the political action committee Justice Democrats (Screenshot)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in a video produced by the political action committee Justice Democrats (Screenshot)

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., who has moved to the radical end of her progressive agenda multiple times since she was elected to Congress, apparently has been struck with a serious case of NIMBYism.

That stands for “Not In My Backyard,” a sentiment that is attributed to those who definitely do not want various responses to social problems close to them.

In this case, it’s a tent city for migrants.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been working to deal with an influx of some 10,000 migrants who ended up in the city after crossing into the United States illegally from Mexico.

The pending proposal involves building a tent city in the district that elected Ocasio Cortez to house about 1,000.

Adams spokesman Fabien Levy defended plans for the tent city.

“No location is perfect, but we are confident in this decision. And we’re glad that so many local elected officials recognize we’re in an emergency and are willing to work with us towards a successful rollout,” Levy said.

In a report in the New York Daily News, Ocasio Cortez ripped the mayor’s ideas.

“I think we can get to a place with a better solution here,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

She said she sides “very much” with the position of Bronx Borough President Vanesas Gibson, who said the site has poor transit access and is susceptible to flooding.

Ocasio-Cortez said she’s holding discussions to see “if there are additional federal resources” that she could use.

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