Revoke Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Marriage Fraud Immunity Card

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If you are not a member of the Democrats’ protected class of bitter loudmouths who hate America, you can be investigated and prosecuted for marriage fraud. The headlines have been filled with recent crackdowns.

In Texas last week, 96 people were indicted on federal charges of conspiring to defraud our immigration system by arranging phony unions between American citizens and sham spouses in Vietnam.

In Bridgeport, Connecticut, three men pleaded guilty to participating in fraudulent marriages with noncitizens and sponsoring them for green cards under false pretenses.

At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, two soldiers and two African immigrants were indicted by a grand jury related to a scheme involving an entire ring of service members who attempted to match female soldiers with foreigners from Ghana and Nigeria. They each face between 15-35 years in federal prison and $250,000 in fines each.

In Alabama, an Indian national pleaded guilty to arranging 80 fake marriages using U.S. citizen recruits to bail out Indian foreign nationals who had overstayed their visas or Student Exchange Visitor Program requirements.

You wouldn’t know it from the radio silence of Democratic leaders regarding radioactive Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s long-festering and bizarre bigamy scheme (which she still refuses to address), but marriage fraud is a federal felony. As the Department of Homeland Security makes clear, it is a serious crime—not a victimless, harmless infraction—that “weakens our nation’s security and makes us less safe.”

No kidding. I have long documented the national security consequences of marriage fraud by deadly jihadists:

Eight Mideastern men who plotted to bomb New York landmarks in 1993 all obtained green cards and permanent legal residence by marrying U.S. citizens.

El Sayyid A. Nosair put a ring on American Karen Ann Mills Sweeney’s finger to avoid deportation for overstaying his visa. He acquired U.S. citizenship, allowing him to remain in the country, and was later convicted for conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that claimed six lives.

Top Osama bin Laden aide Ali Mohamed became a U.S. citizen after marrying a woman he met on a plane trip from Egypt to New York. He was convicted for his role in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa that killed 12 Americans and more than 200 others.

A year after 9/11, Homeland Security officials cracked a vast Middle Eastern marriage fraud ring for illegal immigrants in “Operation Broken Vows” that stretched from Boston to South Carolina to California.

Faisal Shahzad, the 2010 Times Square bomb plotter, married an American woman, Huma Mian, in 2008 after spending a decade in the country on foreign student and employment visas.

Anyone capable of and willing to lie to federal officials in face-to-face interviews, falsify government forms under penalty of perjury, and conspire to undermine the integrity of our immigration system is a threat to our country.

Terrorism is not the only concern. Other complex criminal organizations are often involved. Even nations governed by open borders loons like Canada’s Justin Trudeau take marriage fraud seriously. Last week, the government moved to strip a Chinese national of his fraudulently acquired Canadian citizenship after paying a woman $5,000 to enter a sham marriage.

We have enough native-born scam artists and fraudsters without having to import more from around the world. But you know what’s even more of an insult than an ordinary foreign marriage faker? An entitled, arrogant, and unrepentant marriage faker hiding behind the “Islamophobia” and “sexism” cards. Yes, I’m looking at you, Omar.

Investigations dating back to 2016 by blogger Scott Johnson of Power Line (which recently celebrated 15 years in the blogosphere), David North of the Center for Immigration Studies, Alpha News reporter Preya Samsundar, and PJMedia.com reporter David Steinberg have determined that the outspoken Somalian Muslim refugee likely married her own brother named Ahmed Elmi in 2009 for some unknown ill-gotten gain while still informally married to the man she calls her husband and father of her three children, Ahmed Hirsi.

After a Somalian website floated questions about the marriage arrangement with Elmi and Johnson’s initial reporting broke into the local news, Omar sought to divorce Elmi. Her use of $6,000 in state campaign funds, some of which went to pay a personal divorce lawyer, is currently under state investigation.

Social media posts, photographic evidence, and publicly available biographical data strongly suggest that Elmi (now living in London) and Omar are siblings with the same father.

Many of the pair’s Instagram and Facebook comments to each other have been deleted.

Omar’s staff and lawyer have rebuked questions about the arrangement as “categorically ridiculous and false” and suggested that truth-seekers in the matter are “people who do not want an East African, Muslim woman elected to office.”

For good measure, Omar has decried “Trump-style misogyny, racism, anti-immigration rhetoric and Islamophobic division.”

Hey, I’m not the one who bragged last week that Omar, a naturalized American citizen, brought “the perspective of a foreigner” to her role on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. That was Omar.

Perhaps she’ll share her “foreign perspective” on how any other sane nation would handle an elected official who won’t answer questions about possible felony immigration fraud while sitting on a sensitive legislative panel. I’m all ears.

Reprinted with permission from - The Daily Signal - by Michelle Malkin

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1 year ago

Simply apply the law equally to every person as intended. How is it that so many in high places get a pass. Tax evasion, fraud, kickbacks. It all gets a blind eye. We need to hold our elected officials to at least the same standard, if not a higher one, than the general population.

Robert Klein
1 year ago

Omar has defrauded the immigration system and should be held accountable and punished. Her citizenship must be revoked and then forced to resign from Congree.

Joyce E Carey
1 year ago

She should be removed from all the committees Nancy Pelosi appointed her to be on until she shows documentation that proves these allegations are not true.

1 year ago

I blame the Minnesota voters that put her in office to begin with. She must have really sold a bill of goods to get elected. Now that she is
in Washington, Nancy Pelosi should have her removed from the Committees that she is on, especially the Foreign Relations Committee.
She is never held accountable for anything she says or does. If a Republican ever made the statements that she has made, they would have
been ousted so fast it would make your head swim. Minnesota VOTE HER OUT1

Michael cozzi
1 year ago

Omar should be convicted of this and deported

1 year ago

How did Omar ever get into her position? Let’s get her out of there! Pray and vote!

1 year ago

It now appears to be more than likely that the immigration fight is over without there ever having been a real battle. Whether trump really tried as hard as he could and was hamstrung or whether he heard from large employers pleading that they cant find suitable workers is moot now. They’re here and breeding fast. They’re going to vote in blocs. Someone asked how the Minnesota could be so out of touch to elect this person. The answer: Minnesota has one of the largest somali populations outside of somalia. I live near one of the others. They were placed… Read more »

1 year ago

demos will do anything and support anyone no matter what to get their people into office and corrupt the American system of laws

1 year ago

She should be removed and her sponsor, Nancy Pelosi.

Sara Hoffman
1 year ago

She must be deported for treason. She is demonstrating hate for our Country in the most hideous way that this type of behavior needs to be addressed and she plus family should be sent back to her hole of origin. Enough is enough with these despicable entities!

1 year ago

Yes, all we need is another felonious criminal, who obtained her Sheepizenship via FRAUD.

Bo Dalton
1 year ago

Get her out of Congress and out of America !!

Stephen Russell
1 year ago

End this scam that we all pay for & We Lose

Hubert Martin
1 year ago

we need border security and stop these kind of frauds.

1 year ago


1 year ago

Would somebody that is paid o uphold the law,federal marshal ect, do their job! Please

Margaret Pittman
1 year ago

How can she continue to hide behind lies and no one is willing or able to bring the truth to light? It is being allowed on some level, because of corruption, or else there is no truth to it.

Rick J.
1 year ago

It’s just so much easier if they cheat. After all she is a member of congress the law doesn’t apply to her.

1 year ago

Who are the people
who are responsible for voting this
Ant-US person into Congress
Are they really that unhappy with how things are here
Than why come

Delwin Hyatt
1 year ago

If you are a Democrat you can cheat

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