Ocasio-Cortez calls US aid to Afghan refugees «moral debt»

Ocasio-Cortez calls US aid to Afghan refugees «moral debt»

Member of the House of Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes , a New York Democrat, said on Monday that the United States should immediately welcome Afghan refugees into the country — amid the withdrawal of US troops and the rapid takeover of power by the Taliban.

She also told US citizens trying to leave Afghanistan. fill out a repatriation assistance form at the Department of State, and said that her office is “ready” to help voters who need help with evacuation.

“We should spare no time or money in helping refugees leave safely and quickly Afghanistan, «Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

We have a moral obligation to the Afghan people. The U.S. role in this crisis is indisputable. We must waste no time or expense in helping refugees safely & amp; swiftly leave Afghanistan. We must immediately welcome them to the U.S. & amp; provide real support as they rebuild their lives.

— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) August 16, 2021

“We must immediately welcome them to the US and provide real support in their restoration of life.”

The Congresswoman from New York stressed that the United States has a moral duty to the people of Afghanistan.

“The role of the United States in this crisis is undeniable,” she said.

Calling this “the necessary minimum «, Ocasio-Cortez added:» The United States is solely responsible for providing safe haven for Afghans: for all those who have suffered loss, sacrifice, suffered and served in the last 20 years of war and occupation. «

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