Ocasio-Cortez sends Christmas greeting to 'refugee babies in mangers'

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTrump campaign rolls out TV spots in early voting states after advertising pause Trump adviser Jason Miller: Biden running mate pick 'his political living will' 'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib faces strong primary challenger MORE (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday linked the Christmas nativity story to the plight of refugees, referencing "refugee babies in mangers" and their parents.

"Merry Christmas everyone - here’s to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents.)" she wrote in a Christmas Day tweet.

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Democrats have been highly critical of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE's immigration policies, which aim to limit asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

In the run-up to the midterm elections, Trump frequently focused his ire on a migrant caravan largely made up of refugees making its way toward the United States, claiming that its members were criminals, terrorists and disease carriers.

Trump is at loggerheads with Democrats over funding for his proposed border wall, an issue that led to a funding lapse for a quarter of the government and a partial shutdown now in its fourth day.

Ocasio-Cortez grabbed the national spotlight when she defeated Rep. Joseph Crowley (N.Y.), a member of the Democratic leadership, in a primary election earlier this year.