Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a clear message to send to the city’s illegal aliens: the Windy City is your home, and that they have nothing to fear. Concerning schools and other aspects of the city infrastructure, Emanuel declared them “Trump-free zones” (via The Hill):
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) said Tuesday that the Windy City will continue to welcome "Dreamers" despite President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“To all the Dreamers that are here in this room, and in the city of Chicago, you are welcomed in the city of Chicago. This is your home and you have nothing to worry about,” Emanuel said in a prepared statement.
The comments come just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the DACA program, which deferred deportation for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors and allows them to apply for work permits, would be phased out.
“Chicago, our schools, our neighborhoods, our city, as it relates to what President Trump said, will be a Trump-free zone. You have nothing to worry about,” Emanuel continued.
This announcement comes after the Trump White House decided to gradually phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Obama-era program has been constitutionally questionable since then-President Obama announced it as a stopgap measure. Now, around 800,000 illegal aliens benefit from the program that shields them from deportation if they met certain requirements. DACA recipients are illegal aliens that were minors when they entered the country illegally. The decision to nix the program and place it in Congress’ hands, which should have happened in the first place, has the Left going insane.
Also, come again, Associated Press:
From the Associated Press: "undocumented citizens" pic.twitter.com/UsMYHz4Mga— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) September 7, 2017