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Ilhan Omar: It Is Un-American To Detain Illegal Aliens

Jeff Katz
June 12, 2019 - 11:36 am

It's been awhile since we've heard from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). But sadly, she broke that "silence" on Twitter last week, saying that it is "un-American" for ICE to detain illegal immigrants and calling for the agency to be defunded.

You will notice she conveniently left out the term "illegal" in her tweet. 

The Sherburne County jail currently holds 300 beds for detainees, but the agency recently requested an expansion of sorts.

More than half of the illegal immigrant detainees in the facility from January to October 2018 were from Mexico. Three-fourths of those detainees had previous criminal convictions, according to MPR News.