Muslim and Somali-American leaders say some state Republican lawmakers are targeting their communities for sending money overseas to their loved ones. Jaylani Hussein, head of Minnesota chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations says, “Most of the people who are sending are sending to individual people who need this money to survive — to survive. That is why people are sending that money. In fact, Somalia still has a food shortage unlike anywhere else in the world.”
A T-V news report alleged Minnesota refugees are taking suitcases full of cash on flights from MSP to Somalia and the Middle East where terrorist groups are active. Hussein says federal officials track money that leaves the U-S and it’s the responsibility of the Justice Department to do its job.