According to a new report, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) wrote an article in 2006 for The Final Call, a newspaper and website led by anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
In an op-ed titled “Bills must stop deportations for minor offenses,” an author identified as Tlaib argues against deporting immigrants for small violations. The article is still live on finalcall.com with Tlaib’s byline as a guest columnist.
The editorial argues that legal immigrants live in fear of deportation over infractions as small as errors on paperwork:
Concern for “national security” has introduced unprecedented insecurity to living in the United States as a legal permanent resident. When a legal immigrant can be deported for the most minor offenses, like omitting information on a form that at the time seemed irrelevant, or forgetting to change one’s address, can all be used as a basis to be uprooted from your home and taken away from your family and children.
Journalist Jeryl Bier first reported on the existence of the piece.
The Final Call touts itself as the “official communications organ” of the Nation of Islam (NOI).
“Founded by the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, The Final Call follows in the tradition of Muhammad Speaks, with hard-hitting national and international news and coverage of political issues,” the website’s about page reads in part.
Farrakhan, the leader of NOI, is a virulent antisemite who has also expressed hatred for white people and gays and lesbians.
In 2015, he said that white people “deserve to die,” and he has previously called Adolf Hitler a “very great man.” Last year, he compared Jewish people to termites, saying, “So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, you know they do, call me an antisemite — stop it! I’m anti-termite!”
In January, Tlaib was accused of anti-Semitism after she said that pro-Israel Americans “forgot what country they represent.”
They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away. https://t.co/KkmqjR58ZM
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 7, 2019