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Outrage over Minnesota’s new flag looking just like Ilhan Omar’s home flag of Somalia

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Outrage has ensued after the state of Minnesota, which is home to the largest Somali population in the West, unveiled their new flag. Critics note it is eerily similar to the country of Somalia, home of Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

@EndWokeness posted photos of Minnesota’s old flag, new flag, and the flag of Puntland State of Somalia with the caption:

“Minnesota is home to the largest Somali population in the West. Rep. Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) is from Puntland. Minnesota just unveiled their new flag. I’m sure this is just a coincidence.”

The Western Journal reported the new flag, an ” abstract shape of the state with an eight-pointed white North Star,” still could be altered by officials. However, it has “come under a searing microscope” because of the online references to the similarities between the new design and “the flag of a state within the historically impoverished African nation of Somalia.”

As World Net Daily writes, the state’s “new official flag looks like one from terror hotbed.” The outlet also notes that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. is a “far-left radical Muslim who once described 9/11 as some people ‘doing something,’ is from the terrorist-packed Somalia state of Puntland, which flies the banner.”

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune said Luis Fitch, head of a commission to pick a new flag, emphatically stated, “The next generation will be raised with a new flag. It’s going to happen. We’re not going to be able to make everybody happy. The whole idea since day one was to make sure we can [create] a flag that unites us instead of separates us.”

The design was chosen out of thousands after the 13-member team took 2,600 designs, narrowed them to six, then three, then one. The old flag featured the state seal, which “features a white settler plowing a field in the foreground while a Native American man on horseback rides away into the sunset,” the report explained.

 

 

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Canadian-U.S. border illegal crossings up 240% over previous year

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The vulnerability of the northern border of the United States is being weaponized in the war on illegal migration. 2023 saw a 240% increase of individuals apprehended from just one year prior. Not only is the border with Canada significantly longer than its border with Mexico, but its ports of entry are often understaffed while the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is forced to prioritize the southern surge.

According to recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in 2023 authorities halted over 12,000 migrants attempting illegal crossings at the Canadian border. The number is a 240% increase from the preceding year when 3,579 individuals were apprehended.

ADN America reports that approximately 70% of the illegal crossings took place along a 295-mile stretch along the northern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire border called the Swanton Sector.

Chief patrol agent for the sector, Robert Garcia, posted on social media that the 3,100 individuals apprehended were from 55 different countries. 

Garcia wrote “the record-breaking surge of illegal entries from Canada continues in Swanton Sector” and he specifically mentioned that the arrest of 10 Bangladeshi citizens was prompted by a citizen’s report in Champlain, New York.

Surprisingly, ADN reports:

A significant number of those engaging in illegal crossings are Mexicans who exploit the opportunity to fly to Canada without a visa, also avoiding the presence of cartels in their home countries.

Experts suggest that migrants can purchase a $350 one-way plane ticket from Mexico City or Cancun to Montreal or Toronto. This route is perceived as offering a lower likelihood of being turned away compared to those crossing the southern border.

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