A new investigative report published by Powerline blog alleges Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) not only married her brother to curtail U.S. immigration law, but received asylum from Somali as a child after her family used a false name.
The report, written by David Steinberg, claims to Omar is one of five siblings in the Elmi family from Somalia who was granted asylum in the United States. Three of the siblings were granted asylum in the United Kingdom, while she and two other family members, including her father, were granted refuge in the U.S.
Steinberg purports to have evidence Omar was permitted in the United States only because she falsified her name.
“The Omar family is a second, unrelated family which was being granted asylum by the United States. The Omars allowed Ilhan, her genetic sister Sahra, and her genetic father Nur Said to use false names to apply for asylum as members of the Omar family,” he alleges.
Steinberg also affirms claims that the Minnesota congresswoman committed immigration fraud by marrying her brother, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, in 2009. Her brother was granted asylum in the UK, but went on to study at North Dakota State University after being granted asylum through the fraudulent marriage to his sister.
Elmi allegedly lived with Omar and the father of her three children, Ahmed Hirsi. Public records show Omar divorced her alleged brother in 2017 then legally married Hirsi in 2018. The anti-Semitic lawmaker then committed tax fraud by jointly filing tax returns with Hirsi for 2014 and 2015 while she was still married to Elmi, a Minnesota ethics investigation confirms. She then compensated an attorney to obfuscate the fraudulence.
Omar also violated campaign finance law by illegally using campaign funds to pay the attorney for the non-campaign related cover-up.
As Illoominate Media has reported, U.S. law forbids people to enter into a marriage for the purpose of evading immigration laws. The penalty for violating this is imprisonment for up to five years or a fine of more than $250,000 or both.
Omar maintains reports of her marrying her brother are “disgusting lies” predicated on anti-Muslim bigotry.
President Donald Trump on Thursday argued allegations that Omar married her brother should be investigated.
The president on Monday blasted the Muslim lawmaker for her repeated anti-Semitic remarks, her trivialization of the 9/11 terror attacks and constant criticism of the United States, recommending she and other progressive freshmen House members “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”
Trump’s remarks were celebrated Wednesday night, when his supporters vigorously chanted “send her back” during a campaign rally in North Carolina, sending a tidal wave of criticism towards the president.
Trump addressed the controversy Thursday, noting he “was not happy” with chant and would stop similar chants in the future.
“It was quite a chant. I felt a little bit badly about it, but I will say this: I did start speaking very quickly. … I was not happy with it. I disagree with it, but, again, I didn’t say that; they did,” he said to reporters at the White House.
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