In her comments during a form on immigration in South Minneapolis, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called for the United Nations to oversee refugees at the U.S. Southern border.
“So, we have to bring in the United Nations high commissioner on refugees, an agency that has the expertise and the training to handle massive flows of refugees humanely.”
Her comments don’t track with events at the U.S. Southern border, which isn’t experiencing a crisis. The migrant problems associated with the U.S. are centered on the handling of people once they’ve been identified as asylum seekers, which speaks to detention and the legal process. Unless Omar wants the U.N. build its own detention facilities on the border between the U.S. and Mexico, or perhaps have some control over the U.S. court system, then simply bringing in the U.N. agency won’t change anything.
And then there’s the issue of U.S. sovereignty.