There has been some infighting among Democratic politicians in recent days over immigration policy. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and moderate Dems were on one side. Liberal U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota (aka The Squad) were on the other side.
Republican Donald Trump then jumped into the fray with a series of tweets that were quickly denounced as racist and xenophobic by numerous public figures. The President called on the progressive women of color to “go back” to their original countries. Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, and Tlaib were born in the United States. All four women are American citizens.