A former refugee at Daadab in Kenya will now be part of the 435-member US House of Representatives following her victory in the Minnesota congress elections.
Ilhan Omar, a mother of three, was elected to the House for Minnesota. The 36-year-old moved to America at the age of 12 as a refugee from Somalia.
Her win goes into records, making her the second Muslim woman ever elected to the US Congress.
The Democrat lived at the Daadab refugee camp in Kenya for four years and could not even speak English at the time she relocated to the US.
She floored her earlier perceived stronger opponents with one being a prominent female politician, while two others were long-term servicemen in Minnesota's legislature.
"I have proven myself to be someone who shows up, takes on the hard fight and delivers, and I am ready to do that for the people of the 5th Congressional District," stated Ilhan after winning in the primaries.
The Legislative powerhouse, policy expert has been a critic of the Trump administration but has stood out of the odds to win in the elections alongside Rashida Tlaib, another Muslim woman who was elected in Michigan.
Ilhan, a Somali-American, during her campaigns lashed out at the Trump administration as one that demeans the dignity of the Democrats.fight
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