A Confused Anne Coulter Praises Omar for Voting to Favor Somali Immigrants Over Better-Qualified Indian Immigrants

Contrary to Coulter’s deluded praise for Omar, the bill Omar opposed does NOT increase the number of low-skill immigrants entering the US. It does the opposite. It removes current rules which discriminate against immigrants from countries which have a large talent pool of highly-educated computer programmers, such as India and China. The bill removes quotas which increase the number of immigrants from smaller countries which have on average less-educated populations such as Somalia.

If Coulter really opposes cheap foreign labor then Coulter should oppose Omar’s bid to artificially increase the number of Somali immigrants and artificially reduce the number of Indian and Chinese immigrants.

H.R. 1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019, passed the House 365-65 last Wednesday.

The legislation would eliminate the annual 7 percent cap on green cards for citizens of one country and raise the per-country cap for family-sponsored green cards from 7 percent to 15 percent.

“In order for American industries to remain competitive and create more jobs, they must be able to recruit and retain the best talent in the world,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), who co-sponsored the bill, said in a statement last week. The bill would particularly benefit Indian and Chinese nationals living in the U.S., who face the longest green card waits.

Zack Budryk, “Ann Coulter offers rare praise for Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib“, The Hill, July 16, 2019

Sen. Durbin (D-IL) Is Glad That Omar Immigrated to the US

Omar, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born in Somalia, a country she and her family fled from because of a civil war and ethnic strife. They stayed in a refugee camp in Kenya before settling in the U.S. when she was 10 years old, and she became a citizen at 17.

To push back on the president’s comments, Durbin highlighted Omar’s story

Omar Feuds With Fox Host Tucker Carlson

Carlson on Tuesday night said Omar, who came to the U.S. as a refugee, is “living proof” that U.S. immigration laws are “dangerous.”

“Omar isn’t disappointed in America. She’s enraged by it,” he said. “That should worry you, and not just because Omar is a sitting member of Congress. Ilhan Omar is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country.”

Omar responded by saying that Carlson’s remarks did not erase her patriotism.

Rachel Frazin, “Ilhan Omar calls Tucker Carlson a ‘racist fool’ in response to on-air attack“, The Hill, July 10, 2019
I agree with Carlson that America enrages Omar. However, her father who brought her here was not enraged by it. Since she came to the US at age 12 it would have been difficult to keep her out because of her hatred of America. Perhaps she did not hate America back then.