Tag Archives: Ilhan Omar

Somali immigrant and first generation Americans won U.S. elections

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 7, 2018) In what is being described as a referendum election on President Donald Trump, a hijab wearing immigrant from Somalia and two first generation Americans born to Eritrean and Palestinian immigrant parents won seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ilhan Omar, an immigrant from Somalia and Rashida Tlaib, born to Palestinian immigrant ...

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    Ethiopia: Somali-American lawmaker calls for end to ethnic clashes

    ESAT News (September 25, 2017) A Somali-American lawmaker from Minnesota called for an end to ethnic clashes in eastern Ethiopia that claimed the lives of scores of people and the displacement of tens of thousands. Ilhan Omar, member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and first Somali-American Muslim legislator elected to office in the United States said in her tweet ...

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