Rep Ilhan Omar is at it again making inciting posts. This time she claimed that ICE is unAmerican and that it needs to be defunded. You would think she would know better by now, that we need ICE. But she is an open border proponent so she likely is more worried for the illegal immigrants than any American’s safety.
“It’s un-American to criminalize immigrants for wanting to come to this country for a better life. This is why ICE to be defunded,” she tweeted.
Omar was responding to the report that Shelborne county Minnesota was planning to expand its jail in order to help ICE detain more detainees.
“Sherburne County is proposing to expand its jail to provide space for up to 500 immigration detainees, an increase from the 300 beds it currently provides for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The county sent the preliminary proposal in response to ICE’s request for additional detention space within 100 miles of its St. Paul field office at Fort Snelling, county officials confirmed.
ICE’s deadline for proposals was May 20. It’s not clear when the federal agency will decide whether to pursue them.
Sherburne County has the second-largest county jail in Minnesota, capable of housing 732 inmates. For decades, the county has contracted with the U.S. government to house immigration detainees and other federal inmates. Its jail once held the 20th conspirator behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Zacarias Moussaoui.
The county has already expanded the jail twice, once in 1998 and again in 2005, to create more space for federal inmates. In addition to ICE, Sherburne County also has a contract with the U.S. Marshals Service.
ICE maintains contracts with counties across the nation to house people suspected of violating immigration laws. In 2017, Sherburne County signed a contract with the agency that guarantees up to 300 beds a day will be available for ICE detainees in its jail for five years. The agency pays the county $100 a day per inmate housed.
Four other Minnesota counties — Freeborn, Nobles, Kandiyohi and Carver — have similar contracts for housing detainees, according to ICE spokesperson Shawn Neudauer.
Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott said last year that just over half of the 1,500 ICE detainees housed in his jail from January through October 2018 were from Mexico, and the rest were from about 85 different countries. About three-fourths had previous criminal convictions.
Sherburne County receives about $11 million a year, before expenses, for housing immigration detainees, according to Brott. The revenue goes into a special fund that helps pay for the cost of running the jail and for county buildings, land and equipment.”
Good on Minnesota. It’s odd to think that the same people who are helping ICE detain illegals are the same people that voted in Ilan Omar.
How is it unAmerican to keep Americans safe? Omar is one of these Dems with blinders on when it comes to immigration. Most people in America are not against legal immigration. We just want the people to be properly vetted, as we do not want criminals and other bad elements to enter our country. Why is this so hard for Dems to understand?