President Trump appears to have given ICE the authority to investigate Rep Ilhan Omar’s alleged marriage fraud, hence, illegal immigration into the United states. If found guilty, she could lose all she currently holds dear.
According to U.S Law, Marriage fraud is a very serious crime. It is the term used to describe a situation when a foreign-born person marries a U.S. citizen or, less commonly, a lawful permanent resident, for the sole or primary purpose of getting a green card (U.S. lawful permanent residence permit).
An immigrant who is found to have committed marriage fraud would likely be removed from the United States (deported) and his or her current visa (if any) would be revoked.
This is the current situation of Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, who is a Somali born American Citizen. She got into the United states through the Asylum program, back in 1992 with her father. And has since rose to the office of Congresswoman in the united States.
She became the first Muslim woman to be elected into a legislative office in the United in 2016, when she was voted into the Minnesota legislative assembly. But during the campaign, there were lots of rumours of her marriage to her own brother, or in a more friendly term, her sibling.
Though Omar has denied the allegations in the past, dismissing them as baseless rumors, the issue was first raised in an online Somali politics forum and championed by conservative bloggers during the 2016 campaign.
President Trump was questioned on Wednesday on this topic, and made to repeat the claim that Rep. Ilhan Omar committed immigration fraud by illegally marrying her brother.
Trump made the statement in response to a question from a reporter from the One America News Network before leaving for his campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina.
Some new investigative documents released by a state agency have given fresh life to the lingering questions about the marital history of Rep. Ilhan Omar and whether she once married her own brother to circumvent the immigration laws.
The questions were raised again in a state probe of campaign finance violations by Ilhan Omar, which shows that she filed federal taxes in 2014 and 2015 with her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, while she was still legally married to, but separated from Elmi.
The Congresswoman has since legally corrected the discrepancy, yet declined to answer any questions about how or why it happened. The new documents gave details on the Omar campaign’s efforts to keep the story of her marriage to Elmi out of the public eye, arguing that a detailed coverage would only legitimize the accusations and invade her privacy.
The recent findings of the campaign finance board that uncovered the reports of Omar improperly using campaign money to pay a lawyer to fix her tax filings, led the Star Tribune to search through public records, including all available databases, the marriage and divorce filing, business licenses, university records and other documents. However, they could find little publicly available information about Elmi. The search of records could neither confirm nor rebut the allegation that he is Omar’s sibling.
The recent public attention being given to the matter makes it really interesting, as any falsehoods established in her marriage and immigration into the United States will constitute marriage fraud, hence, opening her doors up for ICE to deport her to her native Somalia.
President Trump has called on someone to look into that, and hopefully ICE is watching.