Rep. Ilhan Omar Releases Constituent Casework Success Stories

July 13, 2020
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released constituent casework success stories on her website. Her office has returned over $478,000 back to constituents through casework and worked on over 400 individual cases since she began her term in Congress. 

The overall achievements include:

  • Over 400 constituent cases worked on
  • $478,000 returned to constituents

“My top priority is making sure members of our community are taken care of,” said Rep. Omar. “My office and I have been working diligently to provide much needed support to all members of our community during this difficult time. My office is here to help, whether you’re having difficulties with Medicare, Social Security, the VA, Immigration, or any other federal agency. I am thrilled we are able to showcase a few community members my office was able to assist to hopefully get the message out that my office is here to help people navigate various federal agencies. We are also in the process of helping many small businesses in North Minneapolis receive the resources needed to rebuild.” 

You can read a few quotes from constituents below and view more casework testimonials here

“My family and I are really grateful to Rep Omar and her amazing team who helped us in these difficult times. I would recommend anyone facing tough circumstances to reach out to them for help.”-Shubhra

“My immigration application was approved just before the pandemic hit, but the permanent residency card wasn't issued. Rep. Omar's office was kind enough to petition on my behalf for an expedited review of the case in the national interest, which we got a reply for in less than 2 weeks and I could complete my job requirements.” -Ayman 

“Two months after U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approved my application for a work permit, they sent me a letter that they made a mistake and my work permit would be revoked soon. When I was about to leave the country, I heard from my friend about seeking help from Congresswoman Omar’s office. Finally, I made the call. Within a month, her team had fixed everything in my case: my work permit was re-approved, I was granted a two-year work extension, and my student record was re-activated so I had the option of starting my grad program.” -Khoa