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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Elon Musk
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New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized billionaire Elon Musk after the owner of X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, insulted her intelligence over her comparison of the current migrant crisis to Ellis Island.

The dispute began when AOC posted a video on her Instagram account in which she compared the ongoing migrant crisis to the influx of immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island over a century ago. In the video, she noted that over "12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954" and emphasized the daily numbers seen during that time.

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