Embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar claims that President Trump did not get his border wall, and is now building an invisible wall to keep out Muslims.
The border wall is indeed being built. Time Magazine reported that the Pentagon announced two military contracts Tuesday worth $976 million to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, marking the first step toward President Donald Trump’s long-promised goal since he declared a national emergency nearly two months ago.
The Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $789 million contract to the Galveston, Texas-based company, SLSCO Ltd., for “border replacement wall construction” in Santa Teresa, N. M., near El Paso, Texas. Barnard Construction Co. Inc., of Bozeman, Mont., was awarded a contract worth $187 million for “design-bid-build construction project for primary pedestrian wall replacement” in Yuma, Ariz. Both projects, announced on the Defense Department website, are slated for completion in fall 2020.
In addition, Breitbart reported that Omar said at a press conference on Wednesday at the Capitol to announce a House bill that would prevent a president from determining whether people who may pose a national security threat can enter the country that, although President Donald Trump hasn’t built a wall on the southern border, he has created an “invisible wall” to keep Muslims out of the United States.
“Trump may not have gotten his border wall, but he’s created an invisible wall keeping out people around the world based solely on their religion,” Omar said at an event to gain support for the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act, or the NO BAN Act.
“I have said this before and let me say it again,” Omar said. “I believe this ban will go down in history as a moral stain on our country’s history.”
Omar said Trump used the travel ban to “create a religious test for entry into the United States.”
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Rep. Ilhan Omar: "Trump may not have gotten his border wall, but he's created an invisible wall, keeping out people around the world based solely on their religion." https://t.co/NkJuIoyFEp pic.twitter.com/DR3783Fb5f
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