A lengthy new analysis involving Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) capping a nearly year-long investigation examining evidence that she entered into a sham marriage with her brother in 2009 to circumvent U.S. immigration laws indicates the freshman congresswoman could be in some major legal trouble.
That is, if anyone at the Justice Department takes appropriate interest.
David Steinberg, who has now published five investigative reports beginning August 13, 2018, says in his latest analysis that Somali-borne Omar “is now under scrutiny for acts she took beginning in 2009” after having no say in how she got to the U.S. with her family as they escaped the hell of her home country.
Specifically, Steinberg notes, in that year Omar was a 26-year-old U.S. citizen and thus in full command of her decisions and destiny — a decision that included, it seems, providing assistance to a “foreign national [she]…helped commit fraud” so he could also get into the United States.
“To be clear,” he writes: “The facts describe perhaps the most extensive spree of illegal misconduct committed by a House member in American history.”
In timeline form, here are those facts based on research accentuated with information Steinberg says he was given from “multiple sources within the Minneapolis Somalia community,” from which Omar hails.
Probable cause to investigate Rep. Omar for 8 instances of perjury, immigration & marriage fraud, federal tax fraud, student loan fraud, even bigamy: “Perhaps the most extensive spree of illegal misconduct committed by a House member in American history.”https://t.co/ms4ZCzeHMR
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) July 19, 2019
Look at the evidence
— In 1995, Ilhan came into the U.S. as a “fraudulent member of the ‘Omar’ family.”
— ‘Omar’ is not Ilhan’s real family. Rather, it’s a “second unrelated family” that was being granted asylum in the U.S. The Omars agreed to allow Ilhan, her biological sister Sahra Noor and biological father Nur Said to apply for asylum to the U.S. as members of the Omar family under false names.
— Ilhan’s family was split at this point; she and the other two went to the U.S. while three other biological family members were granted asylum to the U.K. Before applying for asylum in the U.S., Ilhan Abdullah Omar’s name was Ilhan Nur Said Elmi.
— Before applying for asylum, her father’s name was Nur Said Elmi Mohamed and her sister’s name was Sahra Nur Said Elmi. “Her three siblings who were granted asylum by the United Kingdom are Leila Nur Said Elmi, Mohamed Nur Said Elmi, and Ahmed Nur Said Elmi,” Steinberg wrote.
— Ilhan and Ahmed married in 2009, most likely as a way to benefit in some way from a fraudulent union; they remained legally married until 2017.
— Steinberg said confirming some of the information regarding Ilhan, her sister and father wasn’t difficult; he found it while performing a “basic background search” which turned up addresses and when they were issued Social Security numbers.
— Sahra Noor is the only person Ilhan has ever identified publicly as her sister. Both have often and publicly referred to the same man — Nur Said — as their father, who also identifies himself by that name, according to Facebook.
— A woman who appears as a ‘friend’ on Nur’s page is named Layla Cilmi, but in 2018, as Steinberg began publishing investigative reports on Ilhan’s past, the woman changed her name online from Leila Elmi to Leyla Cilmi — though her Facebook page still referred to “leila.elmi.” [Note: As of this writing, the page had been taken down.]
— Steinberg obtained a 1997 marriage certificate from the British government “for the only Leila Nur Said Elmi” listed in the country in which she identifies Nur Said Elmi as her father.
— Two posts that appeared on Ilhan Omar’s Instagram feed in 2013 and 2015 featured pictures of both sisters with their father. The IG user “hameey” eventually became the blue-checked account of “IlhanMN.”
— In 2015 during a trip to the U.K., Ilhan was actually photographed with Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.
There is much more, and you can see it here. At one point, Steinberg notes, Ilhan allegedly perjured herself “eight times” with nine answers she gave on official documents.
Bottom line: If true, not only can Ilhan Omar be charged, she can very likely be deported as well if found guilty.