Revoke Ilhan Omar’s Marriage Fraud Immunity Card

Revoke Ilhan Omar's Marriage Fraud Immunity Card, AP Photo / Susan Walsh
Revoke Ilhan Omar's Marriage Fraud Immunity Card, AP Photo / Susan Walsh

U.S.A.-( If you are not a member of the Democrats' protected class of bitter loudmouths who hate America, you can be investigated and prosecuted for marriage fraud. The headlines have been filled with recent crackdowns.

In Texas last week, 96 people were indicted on federal charges of conspiring to defraud our immigration system by arranging phony unions between American citizens and sham spouses in Vietnam.

In Bridgeport, Connecticut, three men pleaded guilty to participating in fraudulent marriages with noncitizens and sponsoring them for green cards under false pretenses.

At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, two soldiers and two African immigrants were indicted by a grand jury related to a scheme involving an entire ring of service members who attempted to match female soldiers with foreigners from Ghana and Nigeria. They each face between 15-35 years in federal prison and $250,000 in fines each.

In Alabama, an Indian national pleaded guilty to arranging 80 fake marriages using U.S. citizen recruits to bail out Indian foreign nationals who had overstayed their visas or Student Exchange Visitor Program requirements.

You wouldn't know it from the radio silence of Democratic leaders regarding radioactive Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's long-festering and bizarre bigamy scheme (which she still refuses to address), but marriage fraud is a federal felony. As the Department of Homeland Security makes clear, it is a serious crime — not a victimless, harmless infraction — that “weakens our nation's security and makes us less safe.”

No kidding. I have long documented the national security consequences of marriage fraud by deadly jihadists:

  • Eight Mideastern men who plotted to bomb New York landmarks in 1993 all obtained green cards and permanent legal residence by marrying U.S. citizens.
  • El Sayyid A. Nosair put a ring on American Karen Ann Mills Sweeney's finger to avoid deportation for overstaying his visa. He acquired U.S. citizenship, allowing him to remain in the country, and was later convicted for conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that claimed six lives.
  • Top Osama bin Laden aide Ali Mohamed became a U.S. citizen after marrying a woman he met on a plane trip from Egypt to New York. He was convicted for his role in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa that killed 12 Americans and more than 200 others.
  • A year after 9/11, Homeland Security officials cracked a vast Middle Eastern marriage-fraud ring for illegal immigrants in “Operation Broken Vows” that stretched from Boston to South Carolina to California.
  • Faisal Shahzad, the 2010 Times Square bomb plotter, married an American woman, Huma Mian, in 2008 after spending a decade in the country on foreign student and employment visas.

Anyone capable of and willing to lie to federal officials in face-to-face interviews, falsify government forms under penalty of perjury, and conspire to undermine the integrity of our immigration system is a threat to our country. Terrorism is not the only concern. Other complex criminal organizations are often involved. Even nations governed by open borders loons like Canada's Justin Trudeau take marriage fraud seriously. Last week, the government moved to strip a Chinese national of his fraudulently acquired Canadian citizenship after paying a woman $5,000 to enter a sham marriage.

We have enough native-born scam artists and fraudsters without having to import more from around the world. But you know what's even more of an insult than an ordinary foreign marriage faker? An entitled, arrogant and unrepentant marriage faker hiding behind the “Islamophobia” and “sexism” cards. Yes, I'm looking at you, Omar.

Investigations dating back to 2016 by blogger Scott Johnson of Power Line (which recently celebrated 15 years in the blogosphere), David North of the Center for Immigration Studies, Alpha News reporter Preya Samsundar and reporter David Steinberg have determined that the outspoken Somalian Muslim refugee likely married her own brother named Ahmed Elmi in 2009 for some unknown ill-gotten gain while still informally married to the man she calls her husband and father of her three children, Ahmed Hirsi. After a Somalian website floated questions about the marriage arrangement with Elmi and Johnson's initial reporting broke into the local news, Omar sought to divorce Elmi. Her use of $6,000 in state campaign funds, some of which went to pay a personal divorce lawyer, is currently under state investigation.

Social media posts, photographic evidence and publicly available biographical data strongly suggest that Elmi (now living in London) and Omar are siblings with the same father. Many of the pair's Instagram and Facebook comments to each other have been deleted. Omar's staff and lawyer have rebuked questions about the arrangement as “categorically ridiculous and false” and suggested that truth-seekers in the matter are “people who do not want an East African, Muslim woman elected to office.” For good measure, Omar has decried “Trump-style misogyny, racism, anti-immigration rhetoric and Islamophobic division.”

Hey, I'm not the one who bragged last week that Omar, a naturalized American citizen, brought “the perspective of a foreigner” to her role on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. That was Rep. Omar. Perhaps she'll share her “foreign perspective” on how any other sane nation would handle an elected official who won't answer questions about possible felony immigration fraud while sitting on a sensitive legislative panel. I'm all ears.

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  • 56 thoughts on “Revoke Ilhan Omar’s Marriage Fraud Immunity Card

    1. I don’t know when Michelle Malkin originally wrote this article but, it started by mentioning 96 people in Texas being arrested for marriage fraud involving Vietnamese nationals. It doesn’t surprise me. I work with several Vietnamese. Some are fine upstanding individuals. Others will hook up with almost anything illegal including a Vietnamese spouse. The proposition was offered to me. And, no, I did not accept.

    2. Connecting the dots…Ilhan Omar defended nine men who sought to join ISIS..She is a hijab-wearing, devout Muslim, and Islamic Jew-hatred is in the Quran. Omar was being interviewed by Ahmed Tharwat when she stated that terrorist groups do not have scary names, laughed at people’s fear of terror cells, and blamed the United States for terrorism.
      Minnesota is the most ignorant of all States when it comes to awareness of being a Statuary State for ISIS.
      Wake the H up America, their here.

    3. IMOA she’ll get a free pass just because who she is. She got a free pass for her anti-Semitic comments.

    4. Impeach her and any other congressman or woman who.. by law, should be disqualified from holding office if they do not swear on the bible to protect and defend our constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic.!! There is in the constitution that these requirements must be met in order to serve in the senate and in the house.!! Failure to do this disqualifes them to serve.!! Its a law and our elected traitors refuses to adhere to the law.!! Impeach all who refuse to do this.!!

    5. Beautiful Michelle Malkin. Really enjoyed your CPAC speech this year regarding illegal aliens. Omar’s marriage scam is clearly another case of our multi-tiered INjustice system.

      1. This women should be fired and jailed for breaking the law!!! She is ANTI-AMERICAN and a criminal who needs to be deported after serving a long time in prison at GETMO!!!!

    6. Ilhan Omar is one of the few people in congress calling out the real problems with our government, namely the influence of AIPAC and Isreal. If people could get past their racism and listen and do a little research you just might learn something.

      1. So Tim, why not tell us what things were like back home? Why leave a country, only to go to another one, in hopes of turning it into your country?

      2. Has nothing to do with racism! Scum is scum no matter what color, Hillary is white and in the same boat. How exactly is Israel (which you can’t even spell) influences USA? I am pretty sure it’s other way around.

      3. Omar is one of the illegals, yes, felon criminals who seek to destroy this Nation and the President. They should be deported because they do not wish to make this Nation great again. Only destroy it as the Muslim Homosexual did. You should be deported also because you must be on drugs and are too incapacitated to think or vote rationally.

      4. You are ignorant and uninformed!!! You should not say anything that makes you sound so stupid!!!! This women is a danger to our country and cannot be trusted!!!!!

      1. I read an article that said her and her family were such a**holes in Somalia that the people there were ready to decapitate them so they got a trip to the good old USA under asylum rules. You would have to back up to get this one pregnant, wouldn’t you?

    7. This needs to be investigated and brought forward to the public and legal action taken just as it is done with other fraud marriages ……

    8. Stop all immigration to the USA now! With a estimated 325 million people, we don’t need America hating people with bizarre political ideas coming here. Illegals are flooding the southern boarder at the rate of 3 to 5 thousand a day!! The boarder patrol is just turning them loose as they all claim that they are ” political refugees”, yeah right, hundreds of thousands, I’ll bet they don’t have a clue as to what a political refugee is! At this rate, the USA will end up with 500 to a billion people by 2100! It will be a “third world nation”! And will be easy for Russia or China to invade and take over. Finish the boarder wall now! Vote for President Trump in 2020, make America greater! Background checks = gun registration = gun confiscation = democrat storm troopers kicking in your front door, taking gun owners away and putting them into gun control concentration death camps!

    9. Ok. So, started a civil marriage application with Ahmed Hirsi in 2002. Never completed the application. No civil marriage. Had a religious marriage – making this legally a common law situation. Split in 2008

      Entered into a civil marriage with UK citizen Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009. Separated in 2011 without a final civil divorce. Did have a religious divorce.

      Petitioned for a civil divorce against Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2017. Decree absolute nisi granted.

      Married Ahmed Hirsi after decree in 2017 in civil marriage.

      Two children born to Omar and Hirsi from original common law and one after civil marriage.

      No proof that Ahmed Nur Said Elmi is her brother or even family. The timelines are wrong and he is three years younger than her. If by some miraculous quirk he is, he is a step brother. Step brother marriages in the US – as long as they are not related by blood – are legal.

      So, where does this leave us?
      Living in sin, yes.
      Technical adultery during separation and before civil dissolution of the marriage, yes.
      Having children out of state sanctioned wedlock, yes.
      Bigamy? No.

      Omar has enough real issues to be dealt with, we don’t need to make BS up. Get a grip.

      1. @real issues, So you should have little to fear if Immigration investigates Omar. The president was investigated on less.

        1. I’d like her to be investigated on her connections and support to known donors/supporters/actors of internationally listed terror organizations. If the allegations of support to terror groups is proven, a federal felony, I would like her to be legally sanctioned to the full extent of the law.

          I support the rule of law. I do not want my tax dollars wasted on anonymously based conspiracy BS that went viral. As I said, there are enough REAL issues to go on we don’t need to make stuff up.

          As for the President being investigated, that is a separate issue. No one is above the law. That is the bedrock of the American democratic republic. I read the 400+page report. The first part was very clear about the Russians attempt to screw us over. They didn’t care who won, just as long as they could muddy the waters and put us at each other’s throats. Not a particularly difficult task and in that narrow area they succeeded. The President won the electoral college in his own right. The Russians didn’t do that. He is the rightful president. The first part is, in my opinion an exoneration.

          The second part dealing with obstruction is not clear. What is clear is that there was insufficient evidence and the removal from the outset of any possibility of bringing a charge. This was not an exoneration. Mueller left it in the hands of Congress abiding by the OLC opinion on not being able to indict a sitting president. This is a de facto win for the President as the Senate – under the leadership of McConnell – has no interest in a conviction.

          This assumes that the Democrats are able to actually get to anything that looks like an Impeachment Inquiry [investigation phase] or the Actual Articles of Impeachment and a yes vote. Frankly, I don’t think that they have enough flashlights and batteries in DC to find their own fundaments much less get anything serious done. But even if they do, refer back to the McConnell statement and make sure that you vote in 2020.

          1. When will you people ever learn, it’s a Constitutional Republic! Where th he hell do you people come up with demacratic?

          2. @real issues, If we examine her immigration applications and supporting documentation, and we find even one falsehood, no matter how small, her citizenship can be rescinded. It would be a very easy investigation. Then we could remove her from our Constitutional Republic.

    10. It’ll never happen as once you’re in Congress or the Senate, you’re above the law. In addition to that, the political correctness police will never allow her to be taken down for 3 very good PC reasons: 1). She is a woman, 2). She is black, & most important in today’s America, 3). She’s a Muslim. She basically “bulletproof” in today’s USA.

      1. In few words, America is screwed. We have been invaded by hostile elements from the Middle East, Africa and from south of our border. These invaders are young and extremely fertile, like sewer rats. By 2040, the USA will be the USSA, a Third World s3it-hole. To be determined: will the #2 option on the telephone menu . be Arabic or Spanglish?

        1. Was in Bloomington, MN not long ago making a delivery. Everywhere I looked were Somali’s. The guy I delivered to said straight out, “I hate Americans. I wish they were all dead.”
          Thanks Obama, for infecting us with these Sunni’s who can’t wait to overthrow us and extinguish Christianity from the U.S.

    11. Ask yourself one question. Why is it so hard to get rid of people like this? Why would we invite people into our country that hate everything about it? Why would the ruling elite even tolerate something that would eventually destroy their own fortunes? The ideology that these people espouse is destructive and cannot be “controlled” peacefully. Once they gain numbers, even the most benign among them will be forced to accept the Jihadist mentality or they themselves will be put to the sword…..according to their own laws. We are at a tipping point in the whole world right now on what to do with this so-called “religion”; surrender to Islam under penalty of death is all they accept. My, my what a choice….

      1. @Jerry S, Lutheran Brotherhood brought the Somalis to Mpls. Probably to increase insurance sales. Then the Somalis elected Omar to represent them. As to the sword, I hope they do pick it up.

        1. YES! I’m with you Brother Bill. Please allow a Southern White Male to fight with you. I’ll give the Rebel yell and charge!

      1. @OC, It is Rescission and Removal. Rescission is the act of taking away the grant of citizen status upon finding an untruth (no matter how small) in the subjects paperwork… all and any of their immigration paperwork.
        Removal is the new (and politically correct) term for deportation.

    12. We need to vet people running for Public Office a lot better than we do now. First 0bama, and now this Faker.

      1. The vetting is suppose to be one of the “News Media” role. They are suppose to dig into things. But as we all have seen over the years, the dig into Democrat candidates doesn’t happen very often. In fact had the Press properly vetting Obama is unlikely that he would have been elected; but the Democrats knew Hillary couldn’t beat anyone. So the press helped Hillary and didn’t vet Obama. Thus now we have a country that is more racist than before. Obama because of his Muslim believes wanted to cause what he has done. A hate of America, the division of people. And the press did nothing. If they had been as “aggressive” towards Obama administration has they have been against the Trump administration Obama would have been one term if that.

        1. It’s the News Media’s job? When did anyone vote for any of them to serve or protect us? When people call them watchdogs or The Fifth Estate, it sounds like the founding fathers established them as a branch of government.

    13. Oh let them have her do a DNA test between the husband they claim is the brother and her father also that’s where the truth is

    14. Said it when she was running for office, she was married to her brother and lied but Minnesota main man was beating his girlfriend at the time and they both walked.

      1. Many people posted their disgust in the two of them and their crimes and no action, no media, no prosecution and there still seems to be a problem I do not believe for one moment that Keith Ellison was voted in without fraud. and Omar, she should be deported.

    15. The question of the possibility of her having a fraudulent marriage to a brother been going on for quite awhile! Frankly it does need investigating whether Omar likes it or not! If she’s innocent then she shouldn’t have a problems being investigated. She can scream Islamaphobia all she wants but these days claims of Islamsphobia is hitting deaf ears! It’s put on the same level of accusing every one of being racists to shut people up! Why does an investigation need to be done? To clear up the situation once and for all. If she in fact committed marriage fraud then she needs to be held accountable for her actions it! It is against the law to commit marriage fraud to get someone here under under Immigration Law. If found to be guilty could mean she loses her citizenship and be deported from this Republic!? Being a Representative in Congress doesn’t protect her if it turns out she did!

      1. No , being a member of Congress & committing marriage fraud, she has committed treason & should be HUNG period !!

    16. Little can be done because of her specially placed Muslim deodorant pads…eventually it’s all gonna come done to ‘lock & load’ situations…because spinal surgery is expensive…and old BS Allah might be offended…(thank you Jesus…amen)

    17. I wonder if she is flying the Marine Corp flag at her house for cover like my Muslim neighbors do?

    18. It is now to the point in USA you can no longer tell illegal from real American in many cases. USA has by all intensive purposes lost it’s country to The New World Order of total globalism followed by deep subversion of everything American. Will not get it back, it’s gone. Killed it.

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