After news broke this week that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was allegedly having an affair with a married man and contributing inappropriate campaign funds to his firm, the freshman congresswoman is now telling Americans our morals are slipping. During a speech at a town hall meeting on immigration in south Minneapolis, she said, “Listen folks, we’re really losing our moral high ground.”
The way to fix immigration, she said, is to get rid of the border patrol and bring in the United Nations:
“We should do what any other country does, by dealing with this situation in a serious way. So we have to bring in the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees – an agency that has the expertise and the training to handle massive flows of refugees humanely.
The Minnesota Democrat has made it very clear where she stands on immigration and border control: She believes in open borders and claims most immigrants should be treated as asylum seekers and refugees.
In April this year, Omar tweeted that our immigration system and detention centers are “abhorrent and inhumane.” She brings racism into the mix as the cause, saying, “It’s without a doubt a reflection of what white nationalism is doing to our country.”
During the town hall meeting, she said, “We are treating people like criminals when they have not committed a crime.” Of course, those in favor of strict immigration laws argue that by “sneaking” across the border, illegals are committing crimes, and are, therefore, criminals.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) says the *United Nations* must be brought in to handle the immigration crisis on America's southern border
Omar, who was accused this week of having an affair with a married man, lectured the audience about the "moral high ground" pic.twitter.com/1wxtgw7I9x
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 28, 2019
While it is true that it can be a long and expensive process to become a legal US citizen, it is not a difficult one. As Liberty Nation covered recently, the Trump administration is allocating $10 million to the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program for communities across the country, which will provide organizations additional financial assistance to help more immigrants become citizens. There are free programs to teach the English language – a requirement for becoming naturalized – and services to aid migrants in taking and passing the required tests.
A Somalian refugee (whose status is currently being investigated) herself, Omar advocates for a more straightforward system that would allow more people into the US. She routinely criticizes the president and his stricter immigration policies:
“We need to abolish ICE and end all inhumane deportation and detention programs. We need to fight back against the criminalization of immigrants and those crossing the border. We need to create a fair and accessible path to legal status and citizenship for all undocumented people in the United States.”
Proponents for strict immigration argue that the UN is not the answer – especially since America is a sovereign state – and that we need even more regulation because of the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants swarming our borders daily. Border patrol agents have said the crisis is real and they are overwhelmed with people trying to cross. In fact, the number of migrants coming into the US is so vast, agents are releasing them with a court date in hopes that they will appear instead of putting them through the vetting system.