With the announcement of DACA going by the wayside, Chicago is scrambling, as it is a sanctuary city. And Illinois is also a sanctuary state. So, while they have declared themselves sanctuary, they are not immune from following federal law. Somebody, Rahm Emanuel, is going to have a difficult time when reality hits.
Political Insider has the story.
Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel – former Obama White House crony – is writing a check his city can’t cash… literally.
After President Trump announced he would end DACA amnesty, the hyper-left mayor told illegal immigrants that federal law doesn’t apply to Chicago, and that the city was “off limits” to President Trump, like that would ever happen.
— Mayor Rahm Emanuel (@ChicagosMayor) September 5, 2017
The Chicago Tribune published the full statement from Emanuel regarding DACA.
“Amy and I have had the pleasure of hosting dreamers in our home for dinner. You can see in their eyes and hear in their voices how much it means to them to be part of the fabric of America. President Trump’s decision to end DACA is not only harmful to these young people, it strikes a blow against our core American values and is an affront to basic human decency. It is a betrayal of more than 800,000 children who have done nothing wrong and of the unique role the United States has played in the world for centuries. The United States is a nation of immigrants, not a country that tears families apart or deports children who have placed their faith in the promise of America. I know countless dreamers in Chicago who are talented, hard-working and dedicated to their families and the only home they have ever known. Not only will Chicago continue to welcome dreamers, we will pursue every legal option to protect our children, defend our immigrant communities and uphold the enduring promise of the American Dream.”
Good luck with that, Rahm. You’re going to need it.