Another Mixed Message
Undocumented immigrants who witness crimes or are victims themselves would have nothing to fear from Chicago Police--and no excuse to avoid cooperating with them--under a mayoral plan approved by the City Council Wednesday.[...] Emanuel added,"We are a city of immigrants. Always will be and always have been...As the grandson and the son of an immigrant, this is true to who we are as a city. I'm glad the city of Chicago led the nation in setting down a clear path as it relates to how we welcome all immigrants to the most American of American cities."
The so-called "Welcome City" ordinance would prohibit police from detaining undocumented immigrants unless they are wanted on a criminal warrant or have been convicted of a serious crime.
Because you know Rahm's family didn't go through all the tedious hassle of applying for passage, following the rules, taking citizenship tests, etc. They just appeared one day and ....what? They didn't? They followed the rules? Hmmmm. Imagine that.
- Thirty-seven convicted criminal aliens were arrested in the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana in a three-day sweep.
U.S. immigration officials say the 31 of the fugitives had convictions for crimes ranging from battery to murder. Twelve had been ordered to leave the country but failed to do so; and six had been deported before by re-entered illegally, which is a felony.
The fugitives, all male, are from four countries -- 34 from Mexico and one each from Poland, Guatemala and Trinidad.
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