DeSantis Calls for Omar’s Deportation, Turley Raises Legal Concerns

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We reported on Tuesday that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis demanded that Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minn. be expelled from Congress and denaturalized. Jonathan Turley is a law expert who condemned the idea.

Turley stated that Omar’s First Amendment rights could not be taken away because she had exercised them.

Omar announced in Somali to a group of community leaders gathered at a Minneapolis Hotel on Saturday evening.

“The U.S. is a country where one of your daughters is in Congress to represent your interest. For as long as I am in the US Congress, Somalia will never be in danger, its waters will not be stolen by Ethiopia or others … Sleep in comfort, knowing I am here to protect the interests of Somalia from inside the US system.

We, as Somalians, love each other… people who know they are Somalians first and Muslim second who protect one another and come to each other’s aid and to the aid of other Muslims too.”

Omar did not mention America’s loyalty in her list.

Turley noted that Omar’s remarks had led to calls for her expulsion from Congress and denaturalization. He wrote in his opinion that “neither of these would be appropriate.”

First Amendment protection is evident. Omar does not advocate imminent criminal or violent conduct. Omar expresses her values.

Turley has both points right. First Amendment protections protect both Omar’s words and the burning of the American flag.

The lawyer went into more detail about it.

The trend of denaturalization is increasing. Article I, section 8, clause 4 contains the implied authority to denaturalize.

[The Congress can have this power. Create uniform laws for the United States …”

Denaturalization occurs often when citizenship is granted based on false or fraudulent claims. An important part of the process of denaturalization involves the use of false or fraudulent claims to grant citizenship.

It’s frustrating.

 These calls contradict each other. Omar is stripped of her citizenship because she uses a right that makes us citizens.

We are Americans who have a strong loyalty to our Constitution. Regardless of whether or not we share similar values and views, we promise to work together to protect our neighbors’ rights.

Turley concluded that “This country’s safety is not threatened by the lack of patriotism or loyalty from others.” Turley concluded, “This nation is not in danger by others’ lack of patriotism. 

Jonathan Turley was right. Although it may have been hard to believe at first, the truth is that it is true.

If Ilhan Omar were to return to Somalia on her own accord, I’d be more than willing to buy her a one-way flight.