Among the most radical members of Congress, Rep. Ilhan Omar is not just teaming up with the likes of CAIR to eradicate the nation’s terrorism watch list, she’s also joining fellow lawmakers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an all-out smear campaign against federal immigration authorities. Like AOC, Omar seems to believe that illegal immigration is a net positive for the United States and should not be criminalized, interfered with, or stopped in any form or fashion. And anyone who participates in the enforcement of these sovereign laws is some kind of racist, xenophobic monster.
In an appearance on BET with noted anti-Semite Marc Lamont Hill, Omar said that ICE and the Border Patrol were “rogue” departments that should be abolished.
“We have rogue agencies that have no accountability, no transparency, in how they conduct their business,” Omar said. “We know that they have spoken in the most vile ways about immigrants. We know that they have certain views about, you know, what brown and black people deserve. And so we should be having a conversation about eliminating their existence.”
It’s fascinating that Omar would select these agencies and illuminate their lack of accountability and transparency, considering that there are no other federal agencies under as much scrutiny in the entire government. It’s also worth wondering where these agencies have expressed “certain views” about what people of color deserve. Especially since the majority of people who work for the Border Patrol as officers are themselves Hispanic. But that’s one of those inconvenient facts that Ilhan Omar and the Democrats like to ignore – much like the number of black people who are cops. It just doesn’t quite fit the narrative.
“We are continuing to allow for them to terrorize people who are running away from the, you know, most horrific circumstances and that’s inhumane and that can’t sit well with the American values that we have,” Omar continued.
Terrorize them. Really, Ilhan? Maybe they’re just some people “doing something.”
To talk about the situation at the border is like beating a dead horse at this point, but it’s apparently a dead horse that needs to be beaten. Democrats like Omar have rejected every opportunity they’ve had to vote for more funding at the border, which is precisely what has led to the worsening of this crisis. If there are abysmal conditions inside these detention camps, it is because Democrats have done nothing to make them better. Nothing to stem the tide of fraudulent asylum-seekers. Nothing to deter illegal immigration. Nothing to address the realities of the situation.
And now they want to abolish agencies like ICE and the Border Patrol, because they think people should just be able to freely walk across the border whenever they feel like it. Well, we’re sure there exists a small sliver of Americans who agree. But if the Democratic Party as a whole begins adopting this stance – and they are dangerously close to doing so – they can kiss their electoral future goodbye.