Ilhan Omar: Vetting Immigrants’ Social Media Is ‘Fascism In Action’


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Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar said in social media post Monday night that law enforcement vetting immigrants social media profiles is a form of “fascism.”

“Make no mistake: This is fascism in action,” Rep. Omar tweeted. “There’s no guarantee that the Trump administration won’t weaponize immigrants’ political views against them by denying entry.”

Make no mistake: This is fascism in action. There’s no guarantee that the Trump administration won’t weaponize immigrants’ political views against them by denying entry. https://t.co/L9N5O7PcQC

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 9, 2019

Omar has strongly criticized the Trump administration over its record on immigration.

The Minnesota politician has previously claimed that President Trump’s use of the term illegal “alien” is meant to dehumanize illegal immigrants.

“No one is an ‘alien.’ This is family separation on a massive scale,” she said in June in response to a Trump tweet.

“Dehumanizing immigrants and tearing apart families will not make us any stronger. It will only destroy lives, traumatize children, and make our country less safe.”

No one is an “alien.”

This is family separation on a massive scale.

Dehumanizing immigrants and tearing apart families will not make us any stronger.

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