Ilhan Omar faces pushback after defending illegal immigrants as ‘American taxpayers’

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sparked online controversy Wednesday after she attempted to reframe reporting on her desire to direct coronavirus aid to illegal immigrants. “There, fixed it for you,” Omar tweeted alongside an image of a New York Post headline that read: “‘Squad’ members want to make illegal immigrants eligible for coronavirus aid.” The Minnesota congresswoman crossed out the phrase “illegal immigrants” and replaced it with “American taxpayers.”