By PoliZette Staff | January 31, 2020

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) introduced a new bill on Thursday that would make what she describes as President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” illegal.

Omar took to Twitter to release a brief statement about her new bill, which moves to repeal the Alien Enemies Act, a law that Trump used to legalize his travel ban.

“This outdated and xenophobic law is an offense to our values as a nation, which should stand as a refuge for those fleeing violence and persecution,” Omar said in her statement.

When do you think the country should re-open and get back to work?

By completing the poll, you agree to receive emails from WayneDupree.com and that you've read and agree to our privacy policy and legal statement.

RELATED: Impeachment Trial Could Be Over Friday Night

“It is a perfect example of outdated immigration laws that are being exploited and abused by this Administration,” Omar added. “As the President seeks to expand the Muslim Ban, we must close policy loopholes that he can exploit to cause harm to our neighbors, our country and the values that we hold dear.”

Omar was referring to the fact that Trump is planning to expand his travel ban in order to protect the American people, something that clearly is not a priority for the Minnesota congresswoman.

“We must learn from historical mistakes built on fear of the other and embrace a fair and just immigration system by repealing the Alien Enemies Act,” she concluded.

The timing of Omar’s new bill was certainly not a coincidence, as President Trump is expected to reveal his expansions to the travel ban at some point on Friday, according to Politico. Sources within the Trump administration say that the announcement was originally planned for Monday, which was the three year anniversary of the original travel ban, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The new version of the ban reportedly places immigration restrictions on an additional six countries, but does not bar people from those nations from coming into the U.S. completely. Two sources close to the matter revealed that the countries that are being considered for these restrictions are Belarus, Myanmar (also known as Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria and Tanzania.

RELATED: Bolton Video Guts Democrat Witness Strategy

“The travel ban has been profoundly successful in protecting our country and raising the security baseline around the world,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said last week.

Liberals like Omar have tried to make Trump appear racist for his travel ban, but race has nothing to do with it. Trump is simply trying to protect the American people from foreign powers that want to destroy our country because of the hate they have for the many freedoms that we have here. If expanding the travel ban is what it takes to protect Americans from attacks, than Trump should be allowed to do it. –

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

Read more at LifeZette:
Republican Lawmaker Launches Bill To Officially Classify CNN And Washington Post As ‘Fake News’
Fox Refuses To Air Super Bowl Ad About Abortion Survivors – Greenlights Commercial Featuring Drag Queens
‘The View’ Goes Off The Rails As Impeachment Lawyer Alan Dershowitz ‘Triggers’ Hosts By Defending Trump

The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wayne Dupree. Contact us for guidelines on submitting your own commentary.

Attn: Wayne Dupree is a free speech champion who works tirelessly to bring you news that the mainstream media ignores. But he needs your support in order to keep delivering quality, independent journalism. You can make a huge impact in the war against fake news by pledging as little as $5 per month. Please click here Patreon.com/WDShow to help Wayne battle the fake news media.