Ahead of swearing-in Dem lands at same airport where she arrived as a refugee

On the eve of her swearing-in as a member of Congress, incoming Rep.-elect Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar blasts Trump's comment about accepting foreign campaign dirt as 'un-American' Omar blasts Trump's comment about accepting foreign campaign dirt as 'un-American' Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data MORE (D-Minn.) posted a picture on Twitter reminiscing on her experience entering America as a refugee.

Omar posted a picture Wednesday of herself and her father in a Washington, D.C.-area airport.

“Twenty-three years ago, from a refugee camp in Kenya, my father and I arrived at an airport in Washington DC,” Omar said in her post. “Today, we return to that same airport on the eve of my swearing in as the first Somali-American in Congress.” 

Omar came to the U.S. at the age of 12 as a Somali refugee cast out of her country by a civil war. She spent time at a refugee camp in Kenya before coming to America with her father.

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Omar’s swearing-in Thursday will be a historic occasion. She will be the first Somali-American and one of the first Muslim women in Congress.

Incoming Rep.-elect Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibHillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data House Democrats question DHS over using facial recognition tech on US citizens MORE (D-Mich.) will join her as another Muslim woman in Congress.

Omar has called her election, along with Tlaib’s, a rejection of “religious bigotry.”

On Wednesday, she posed with incoming female members of Congress for a Vanity Fair photo.

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