New docs revisit questions of whether Ilhan Omar married brother to skirt immigration laws

New docs revisit questions of whether Ilhan Omar married brother to skirt immigration laws
Ilhan Omar (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Wouldn’t it be a shame if it were determined that she is in the country illegally and needs to be deported?]

New investigative documents released by a state agency have given fresh life to lingering questions about the marital history of Rep. Ilhan Omar and whether she once married a man — possibly her own brother — to skirt immigration laws.

Omar has denied the allegations in the past, dismissing them as “baseless rumors” first raised in an online Somali politics forum and championed by conservative bloggers during her 2016 campaign for the Minnesota House. But she said little then or since about Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, the former husband who swept into her life in 2009 before a 2011 separation.

The questions surfaced again this month in a state probe of campaign finance violations showing that Omar filed federal taxes in 2014 and 2015 with her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, while she was still legally married to but separated from Elmi.

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Although she has legally corrected the discrepancy, she has declined to say anything about how or why it happened.

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