Rep. Ilhan Omar’s attempt to jab President Donald Trump over an immigration policy backfired as her own ignorance and dirty laundry were exposed. The Minnesota Democrat was slammed on social media after she tweeted her reaction to a Supreme Court decision in favor of the Trump administration’s new ‘No Green Cards for Immigrants on the Public Dole’ test.
BizPacReview Omar quoted from Emma Lazarus’s famous poem etched on the Statue of Liberty in her tweet Monday, asking her nearly two million followers to retweet “if your immigrant ancestors wouldn’t be let in if this means tested immigration policy was in place then.”
The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote on Monday on the public charge rule, handing Trump a victory in enforcing the new immigration policy unveiled last August which allows officials to reject efforts to obtain green cards, visas and entry into the U.S. for anyone who might need to rely on public benefits, such as Medicaid and food stamps.
Omar’s finger-pointing backfired as Twitter users pointed out that when their “immigrant ancestors” did come to America, there were no welfare programs to subsidize their assimilation as there were for her family. Many called out Omar’s clueless take and the fact that the words she quoted were from a poem and are not U.S. policy.
But the most scathing responses to Omar’s tweet targeted the progressive lawmaker for her own recent controversies, including recent reports that she is under a FBI investigation into claims that she married her own brother.
Social media users responding to Omar’s tweet about Trump’s immigration policy flooded Twitter with their ancestor stories and reminded the congresswoman to look in the mirror.
It should be noted that by American law — When a marriage fraud is discovered, not only might the immigrant face severe immigration consequences, but both members of the marrying couple may face criminal penalties… An immigrant who is found to have committed marriage fraud would likely be removed from the United States (deported).