The People Send Ilhan Omar Back To Congress To Keep Fighting For Immigrants

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Washington, D.C. – United We Dream Action endorsed candidate Ilhan Omar (MN-05) delivers a decisive victory in her first re-election campaign in a race with a challenger who spent more than twice as much as her on Television ads. 

Juanita Monsalve, Senior Marketing & Creative Director of United We Dream Action, said:

“Our movement is winning. We are proud and congratulate Representative Ilhan Omar, a refugee herself, who has been a steadfast progressive champion for immigrants throughout her time in Congress. She has worked side-by-side with immigrant youth to fight back against the vehemently racist attacks from the Trump administration, calling for protections for undocumented people, and calling to defund ICE and CBP. 

United We Dream Action is proud to have endorsed Rep. Omar, and is excited about her continued commitment to our Free To Stay, Free To Move platform for justice. Rep. Omar faced a primary challenger who outspent her in TV ads, but the people of MN-05 saw beyond their slew of attacks against a woman of color speaking truth to power. The people across the country organized and rallied behind her during every attack. Our Here To Stay Squad will continue to organize and mobilize voters to continue to send pro-immigrant champions, like Rep. Omar,  back to Congress. We will continue this momentum through November to deliver a better future for every single person in this country.”


United We Dream Action is the leading national network fighting for dignity and justice led by immigrant youth and allies. We are a dynamic community of thousands of immigrant youth nationwide who build independent political power for those directly impacted by injustice. We organize and take action to win victories so that all people can be safe and thrive.