Omar demands ICE halt plans to deport Somali illegal immigrants from her district: 'Risking the spread of COVID'

Omar demands ICE halt plans to deport Somali illegal immigrants from her district: 'Risking the spread of COVID'


Rep. Ilhan Omar criticized Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Saturday over the agency’s potential deportation of illegal immigrants back to Somalia, citing coronavirus fears as a reason to halt the deportations.

“ICE is set to deport dozens of individuals from my district to Somalia, risking the spread of COVID,” the Minnesota Democrat tweeted. “ICE’s actions will not only put these individuals at risk, but could have far-reaching consequences for Somalia. This week, I sent a letter to ICE to get answers.”

ICE is set to deport dozens of individuals from my district to Somalia, risking the spread of COVID.

ICE’s actions will not only put these individuals at risk, but could have far-reaching consequences for Somalia.

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This week, I sent a letter to ICE to get answers.

— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) September 12, 2020

Omar, who has demanded as recently as this week that ICE be abolished, was born in Somalia

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