US. MEP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opposed her party on Wednesday and voted against a bill to end the partial closure of the government on the grounds that the proposal would fund Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and border security.
supported by the leadership of the Democratic Party, passed 234-180. All House Democrats – with the exception of Ocasio-Cortez – did not vote to vote for it, and the measure even provoked the support of ten House Republicans.
dismissed the measure for failing to meet President Trump's demands regarding the border wall by providing only $ 1.6 billion for border security initiatives ̵
But Ocasio-Cortez justified her vote against the law because it involved funding federal immigration funds.
"We had discussions with our community after voting for DHS funding [Department of Homeland Security] for the first time," Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Post about the vote. "We hear a lot from our local community and they are uncomfortable with any vote on ICE funding."
"We hear a lot from our local community and they feel uncomfortable at any vote funding for ICE."
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to the Department of Homeland Security and ICE, but since these votes it has changed its mind.
"A solid no to financing ICE at all," said its spokesman Corbin Trent the newspaper.
"A solid no to finance ICE at all."
None of the House Democratic approved funding packages will likely reach the Senate seat Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, who excludes voting on bills was not a sequel to Congressional Democrats and Trump's negotiations.
The government closed its doors on the 34th day on Thursday, with no impasse coming to an end shortly.
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Gap between Trump and House Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi worsened further after blocking the Union State's address next week.
Trump said he will not sign a law that does not provide enough money for the US-Mexican border wall.