She’s a former Obama appointee who has worked to bring more Muslims to Michigan and give them more taxpayer dollars. Her platform includes expanding Medicaid and granting amnesty to illegal aliens.
Born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, Northville resident Fayrouz Saad is the product of hard working parents who immigrated from Lebanon more than 40 years ago.
“It really starts with my parents,” Saad said. “Moving to Michigan for the American Dream. They started a small business in Detroit’s Eastern Market. A very typical story. And I learned a lot from what they were able to accomplish. Really saw how hard work can make a difference for families.”
On Thursday, Saad, the director of Detroit’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, announced that she is running for Congress in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District in 2018. Saad said she feels that the American Dream her parents had access to is at stake; she wants to ensure that citizens have a way to thrive and not solely get by.
[It’s at stake due to rampant illegal immigration and mass importation of Muslims.]
Saad, 34, earned undergraduate degrees in political science and psychology from the University of Michigan in 2004 and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2015.
“After college, I started off as part of the Kerry presidential campaign,” Saad said. “And that was a really great experience because I got to understand the district better.”
Saad’s work as a field organizer in the 11th District for Democrat John Kerry’s 2004 campaign for president gave her an initial taste for public service; she went on to work for the late Democratic State Rep. Gino Polidori in 2005. He passed away in 2014.
Saad added that she feels strongly about the fight to protect and expand Medicaid by ensuring Americans have reliable healthcare and that citizens shouldn’t be worried they might be among the millions left without care.
She has watched the change in the nation since President Trump’s administration took office and she has deeply felt how his immigration ban has affected many people.
“I believe we need immigration reform,” Saad said. “I believe that part of that should be a pathway to citizenship. The way to do it is not the way the Trump administration is doing it. Its not by leaving people guessing what is going to happen next. Not by living in fear or tearing families apart; we aren’t going to play into a narrative that divides.”
In 2009, Saad accepted an appointment by President Obama to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. There, she worked on relationships with the immigrant population and the government by being a liaison between them and elected officials; she also worked on issues regarding cybersecurity, national security and law enforcement.
“It was a great experience,” she said. “I had spent my entire career in Michigan. It allowed me the opportunity to understand how federal government works on the inside.
Saad’s most recent work in public service began in 2015 when Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan appointed her as the city’s first director of immigrant affairs. She recently ended her appointment to prepare for her run for congress.
Another of Obama’s Muslim appointees to the Department of Homeland Security – despite having absolutely no experience other than being Muslim. They likely contributed significant finances to Obama and were repaid well. via Obama hosted his first-ever Eid al-Fitr celebration (which marks the end of Ramadan) at the White House
The President shone a bright light on one of those families: Detroit’s own Aref and Aida Saad, immigrants who left their home behind in Lebanon in 1973 and settled in Detroit, and the parents of Fayrouz Saad, the first Director of the City of Detroit Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA). President Obama highlighted the Saad’s economic contributions to metro Detroit through Aref’s entrepreneurship and now thriving business in Detroit’s Eastern Market providing halal meats to Muslim community.
Saad is challenging Trott, who partnered with a Democrat to Toughen fed penalty on female genital mutilation:
U.S. Rep. Dave Trott is proposing to make female genital mutilation a 15-year crime nationwide, matching a tough new Michigan penalty signed into law earlier this month.
The Stopping Abusive Female Exploitation (SAFE) Act would increase the current federal punishment of up to five years in prison for mutilating the genitals of anyone under the age of 18.
The Birmingham Republican is introducing the bipartisan legislation Thursday with Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York.
Where will Saad fall on that issue? Will any reporter ask?
Muslims are 1% of the population but are running for elected office at an unprecedented rate this year. See recent Creeping Sharia posts from Texas, Michigan, New Jersey, Minnesota here and here, Arizona, California here and here and Kansas. And now Iowa.