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Ocasio-Cortez wants to ax Homeland Security; some conservatives didn't want it

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Ocasio-Cortez wants to ax Homeland Security; some conservatives didn't want it
Although some activists have urged the government to abolish its immigration enforcement arm, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., came out in favor of eradicating the entire Department of Homeland Security, which is tasked with protecting the country. The department's creation after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, significantly threatened American civil liberties, Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday on the WNYC podcast "New Yorker Radio Hour." She said she wanted to get rid of Homeland Security, the formation of which she called an "egregious mistake." "People sounded the alarm back then, that these agencies are extrajudicial, that they lack effective oversight, and it...
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