EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar rages against upcoming ICE raid, posts instructions to undocumented immigrants

JULY 11, 2019

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Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a Somalian refugee, voiced her outrage on Twitter Thursday morning, after the news broke that a major ICE raid is planned for Sunday, in at least 10 major cities across the nation.

The New York Times reported Thursday that “two current and one former homeland security officials” who “spoke on the condition of anonymity” said the raids were to take place on Sunday, targeting at least 2,000 immigrants who have already been ordered deported but have never left the country.

Democrats have again condemned the deportations. Omar blasted out her fury in a series of Twitter posts, as she shared the NY Times article.  “#ICEraids are expected to begin this Sunday: **07/14**
Every person, including undocumented Americans, has rights if they are approached by ICE,” Omar began.

Omar then shared a guide for illegal aliens who might be approached by ICE, advising them that they had rights.  She wrote, “The @ACLU has put together a guide for your rights if you or someone you know is stopped and questioned by ICE. Read up on your rights and then share it with your friends and family.”


She then further slammed the upcoming deportations, tweeting the following statement:

These raids will dehumanize immigrants and tear families apart. This will not make our country any stronger. It will only traumatize children, destroy lives, and make our country less safe.

If you are an undocumented immigrant, please know that you are in my thoughts and that I will keep fighting to make our immigration system welcome all who seek a better life in our country.


Omar also re-tweeted a post announcing a new film about herself, in which she is scheduled to deliver opening remarks on Saturday in Philadelphia:


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