A bombshell report released Thursday claims that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) entered the country fraudulently in 1995 as a member of the “Omar” family, which allegedly isn’t her real family.
In his article, Steinberg claims:
“In 1995, Ilhan entered the United States as a fraudulent member of the ‘Omar’ family. That is not her family. The Omar family is a second, unrelated family which was being granted asylum by the United States. The Omars allowed Ilhan, her genetic sister Sahra, and her genetic father Nur Said to use false names to apply for asylum as members of the Omar family.”
He goes on to claim that Omar’s real name, before applying for asylum, was Ilhan Nur Said Elmi. The family split up in 1995 when three of her siblings were granted asylum by the United Kingdom, including Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, whom Omar allegedly married in 2009 and divorced in 2017. As The Minnesota Sun has previously reported, this alleged marriage to her brother occurred at a time of massive immigration fraud.
Steinberg cites as his sources multiple members of the “Minneapolis Somali community,” who claim that Omar was born as Ilhan Nur Said Elmi, as well as marriage records, address records, court documents, and online communications that he provides pictures of in his article.
He concludes the article by declaring that law enforcement has enough information to “open an investigation.”
“I believe Scott Johnson, Preya Samsundar, and me, with our three years of articles, columns, and posts, have provided more than enough evidence to give law enforcement authorities probable cause to open an investigation,” he writes.
The Minnesota Sun reached out to Omar’s office for comment on the allegations, but didn’t receive a response.
“We do not share the personal information of refugees, due to privacy considerations,” a State Department spokesperson told The Minnesota Sun in response to a request for confirmation of the information in the article.
Steinberg’s full article can be read here.
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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of Battleground State News, The Ohio Star, and The Minnesota Sun. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Ilhan Omar” by Lorie Shaull. CC BY-SA 2.0. Background Photo “Citizenship Paperwork” by Grand Canyon National Park. CC BY 2.0.