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

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOn The Money: Shutdown Day 27 | Trump fires back at Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel | Dems blast 'petty' move | Trump also cancels delegation to Davos | House votes to disapprove of Trump lifting Russia sanction The battle of energy-economic narratives is tainting the Green New Deal Ocasio-Cortez: 'At what point is Fox News obligated to not lie?' 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 TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees 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.