Ilhan Omar Says ‘We Must Stop Detaining’ Illegal Immigrants

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Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday called for the U.S. government to cease detaining illegal immigrants.

Omar tweeted an ABC News story about a tiny Georgia town having more detained illegal immigrants than residents. Her takeaway: America shouldn’t be detaining those who cross the border illegally.

“This should never be the case,” she wrote. “The cruelty of our immigration system becomes clearer every day. We must stop detaining immigrants and start giving them pathways to citizenship.”

Omar’s tweet Thursday wasn’t the first time that she’s stated her opposition to detaining foreign nationals who illegally cross America’s borders.

“We need to abolish ICE and end all inhumane detention and deportation programs. We need to fight back against the criminalization of immigrants,” she said in May 2019.

“It’s un-American to criminalize immigrants for wanting to come to this country for a better life. This is why ICE needs to be defunded,” she wrote in a June 2019 tweet.

Omar has endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential race. Sanders, like Omar, has called for decriminalizing illegal immigration.

Reprinted with permission from - Conservative Daily News - by Peter Hasson

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6 months ago

I don’t understand how congressmen like Omar, Sanders, and others who want to abolish ICE, open the borders, and denounce law enforcement are able to win elections. Maybe with the November elections coming up, we’ll return to some semblance of sanity when they’re all booted out. A good place to start is to explain to clueless voters that there’s a difference between “illegal” immigrants and “legal” immigrants. Or drop off released criminals on THEIR doorstep and see if they still think this is a good idea. A large proportion of illegals who are caught and are being readied for deportation… Read more »

6 months ago

Let’s see she says “shouldn’t be detaining those who cross the border “ILLEGALLY”. Why is the term illegal so hard to understand? Last I read it’s costing us an average of $72,000 a year for each illegal immigrant for food, shelter, medical, legal fees, law enforcement, etc. Abolishing ICE would save money on law enforcement. So why don’t we get all of that free stuff and just let us go when we commit crimes. Gee whiz–they want to treat them like future liberal voters. Where is the money for this? 20 + Trillion in debt and we are still asked… Read more »

6 months ago

Carried from macro to micro, Omar would be perfectly alright if someone decided they wanted to live in her home and use all her personal resources. She would not call in police to remove the intruder(s) because the intruders want a better life.
Somehow I doubt that she would be ok with that happening.

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