Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) showed support Friday for fellow freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) assessment of the Trump administration’s migrant detention facilities.
During an interview with PRI’s “The World” radio program, Omar said that the situation developing at Border Patrol facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border fit the traditional definition of a “concentration camp,” while drawing a distinction between the term and the “death camps” of Nazi Germany.
The article goes on to state the following:
“When you look at what is taking place, people are being put in camps. And when you think about the definition, if we separate it from death camps, I would say these are camps and people are being concentrated in them. And so that’s the general definition,” Omar said in the interview.
US Congressional Rep. Ilhan Omar, a former refugee herself, shares her insights on the refugee crisis, US tensions with Iran and how she thinks the US should handle immigrants at the border. https://t.co/MUfJQJHTW9
— PRI’s The World (@pritheworld) June 21, 2019
DHS ripped 1000s of children from their parents & put them in cages w inhumane conditions.
They call their cells “dog pounds” & “freezers.”
I will never apologize for calling these camps what they are.
If that makes you uncomfortable, fight the camps – not the nomenclature. https://t.co/eJpJWeYiot
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 19, 2019
“The word illegal alone, in the context of immigration, casts a dark and misleading cloud implying that immigrants who cross a border without authorization have no rights.” https://t.co/P0G32XCcuU
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 19, 2019
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