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Ilhan Omar accuses Trump administration of human rights abuses, calls on UN to act

Omar’s escalation comes just days after Customs and Border Patrol was forced to enact a moratorium on congressional visits to migrant detention centers on account of the disruptive behavior displayed by democratic lawmakers. 

There have been a thousand ways in which the liberal left has attempted to attack the Trump administration on immigration, but this latest avenue might be the most absurd yet.

For months, we have been told that American Border Patrol officers have been running “concentration camps” for detained migrants who’ve crossed illegally into the United States.  This ridiculous rhetoric was a staple fo the liberal left’s animosity toward the Commander in Chief for the last several weeks especially, despite being deeply offensive to the Jewish community.

Now, a freshman Congresswoman who has been repeatedly accused of making antisemitic statements is lashing out at the longstanding policies, believing that the United Nations should get involved, and the the US is committing human rights’ abuses.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Tuesday called for the United Nations to handle the migrant crisis plaguing the U.S.-Mexico border, claiming the Trump administration’s immigration policies are costing the country its “moral high ground.”

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“We should do what any other country does, by dealing with this situation in a serious way,” Omar told an audience in Minneapolis, according to the Star Tribune. “So we have to bring in the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees – an agency that has the expertise and the training to handle massive flows of refugees humanely.”

“We are treating people like criminals when they have not committed a crime,” she added.

Then things took and even wilder turn.

The far-left “Squad” member went on to accuse the U.S. of violating the human rights of migrants and claimed the country runs the risk of hypocrisy by criticizing other countries’ immigration policies while the border crisis persists.

“It doesn’t make any sense for us to be committing these kinds of human rights violations, to have these policies in the way we interact with migrants and asylum seekers if we want to continue to be the kind of country that condemns countries in Africa, in Asia, or Latin American countries for its treatment of refugees and asylum seekers,” said the lawmaker.

Omar’s escalation comes just days after Customs and Border Patrol was forced to enact a moratorium on congressional visits to migrant detention centers on account of the disruptive behavior displayed by democratic lawmakers.

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