Janita Kan, Epoch Times, August 29, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said on Aug. 27 that she wants the United States to bring in the United Nations to address the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, an action that would see America’s national sovereignty undermined.
The freshman congresswoman made the comment during a community forum in south Minneapolis on immigration where she continued to accuse the United States of committing “human rights violations” against illegal immigrants.
“We should do what any other country does by dealing with this situation in a serious way. So, we have to bring in the United Nations High Commissioner [for] Refugees, an agency that has the expertise and the training to handle massive flows of refugees humanely,” she added.
In February, she called on fellow Democrats to defund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—a federal department created in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack that took thousands of American lives. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are both components of the DHS.
She then attempted to clarify her remarks a few days later saying that she was advocating for a freeze on the DHS budget rather than a cut.