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The same claim was made in 2020 and was debunked.
A Facebook post and a video it shared used the same headline to attack Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.:
"Alert Boom! Omar facing 40 years in prison and deportation after 7 new crimes uncovered."
The post went up Jan. 27. But it’s based on a 2019 article that was debunked.
Omar, a former refugee of Somali descent who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, is not facing criminal charges.
The article claimed a report found "credible evidence" that Omar and her family changed their name to illegally enter the United States. The article also described the report’s claim that Omar committed eight counts of perjury, which the article said could carry up to 40 years of prison time or deportation.
Nearly three years later, there is still no evidence that Omar is facing a criminal investigation.
We rate the Facebook post False.
Reuters, "False headline claim: Ilhan Omar faces 40 years in prison and deportation," May 19, 2020
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