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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 10:28 PM

Rep. Ilhan Omar focus of anti-immigrant conspiracy theories shared and liked on social media by 2 Ho

Source: ABC News

Rep. Ilhan Omar focus of anti-immigrant conspiracy theories shared and liked on social media by 2 Homeland Security investigators

By QUINN OWEN Mar 9, 2019, 7:53 AM ET

Two federal special agents are under review by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for sharing and showing approval of social media posts promoting unfounded, anti-immigrant conspiracy theories involving U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Leslie Derewonko, a Homeland Security Investigations senior agent, shared an inaccurate LinkedIn post with a video that suggested Omar took a class in which terrorism was discussed.

In sharing the post, Derewonko added, “And this is what represents America?”

Derewonko has previously engaged in promoting obscure, anti-immigrant conspiracy theories on LinkedIn, according to an ABC News review of posts from his account going back several weeks. In sharing other posts, he used the term “White America” multiple times.

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Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-ilhan-omar-focus-anti-immigrant-conspiracy-theories/story?id=61562484


ICE agent Leslie Derewonko's LinkedIn post promoting a misleading video of Rep. Ilhan Omar as seen in an ABC News screen capture from March 8, 2018. (LinkedIn)

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