AOC Claims ICE Is ‘Dangerous Agency’ Full Of Rape

Freshman Democrat House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez today tweeted that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is a “dangerous agency” with “widespread reporting” of rape.

Ocasio-Cortez made this claim while justifying her decision to publicly list Democrats who voted in ways she did not approve when it came to funding and expanding the power of ICE. Multiple Democrats are criticizing the beleaguered representative for this list of names, some calling it “Nixonian.”

While defending her decision on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez said that any Democrats who refuse to gut the “dangerous agency with 0 accountability, widespread reporting of rape, abuse of power” and “children dying” in its custody.

While actual data suggests the instances of sexual assault and other forms of abuse, while intolerable and worthy of condemnation, do not happen more frequently than in regular prisons, Ocasio-Cortez quoted an unverified report by CNN to prove her point.

Big League Politics research reveals Ocasio-Cortez to be mistaken at best, or flagrantly wrong at worst. In reality, about 1,500 sexual assault allegations were made by ICE detainees from 2012-2018, and the total number of detainees peaked at nearly 45,000 in 2018. This means a little under 3 per cent of the population made allegations, some of which were not found to be accurate.

These numbers are on par with those of regular American prisons that are not exclusive to ICE detainees, where about 1.5 per cent of the 2.3 million strong population of incarcerated individuals in the United States have made allegations of sexual assault.

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