Omar blasted for called illegal immigrants ‘American taxpayers’

By Around the Web

(FOX NEWS) — Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sparked online controversy Wednesday after she attempted to reframe reporting on her desire to direct coronavirus aid to illegal immigrants.

“There, fixed it for you,” Omar tweeted alongside an image of a New York Post headline that read: “‘Squad’ members want to make illegal immigrants eligible for coronavirus aid.” The Minnesota congresswoman crossed out the phrase “illegal immigrants” and replaced it with “American taxpayers.”

Omar’s tweet touched a nerve, as both sides of the immigration debate have disagreed over whether illegal immigrants are unfairly reaping the benefits of public services.

Leave a Comment