President Trump made the announcement that the unconstitutional DACA program instituted under the former Obama administration after Congress refused to pass it into law would be allowed to expire unless Congress chose to take action on border security for the U.S./Mexico border. Upon Trump’s announcement, former White House chief of staff, hater of all things Trump, and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an announcement of his own, announcing Chicago would henceforth be known as a “Trump-free zone”– also known as a sanctuary city.
Emanuel proclaimed – “To all the Dreamers that are here in this room and the city of Chicago: you are welcome in the city of Chicago. This is your home and you have nothing to worry about. 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. And I want you to know this, and I want your families to know this. And rest assured, I want you to come to school… and pursue your dreams.”
The term “sanctuary city” is a broad term applied to jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with or involve themselves in federal immigration enforcement actions. Various cities, counties and even some states such as California and Maryland have a range of policies as well as actual laws that qualify as offering “sanctuary” for illegal aliens.
It seems that in his attempts virtue signal about just how progressive and tolerant he is, Emanuel forgot the actual citizenry of Chicago that elected him as mayor in the first place, however. The beleaguered black populace of Chicago already significantly overtaxed in a city riddled with debt, high crime, rampant gang violence while they attempt to fight poverty and joblessness. All while the city of Chicago continues to deny their citizens the legal right to defend themselves against the rampant gun violence taking place on their city streets. In spite of the ruling of McDonald v. the City of Chicago rending the anti-gun laws of the city unconstitutional, Emanuel and other city leaders continue to mire the citizens of Chicago in bureaucracy that virtually renders the ruling void in actual practice.
No longer content to be taken for granted as a simply another part of the Democrat’s constituency whose vote could be counted on regardless, these citizens chose to take to Chicago’s streets closing Lake Shore Drive demanding Emanuel’s resignation. They demanded to know exactly where they as the tax paying citizens of Chicago might go to receive the same consideration that Emanuel reserves for illegal aliens.
“An anti-violence march in Chicago briefly closed Lake Shore Drive on Thursday afternoon, as protesters demonstrated against the city’s spiraling crime crisis and called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step down. A spokesman for Chicago police said Lake Shore Drive was closed for about 35 minutes on Thursday afternoon, as demonstrators marched toward Wrigley Field, where the Cubs were scheduled to play later in the evening.
Once the marchers arrived at Wrigley Field, roughly 400 protesters spent approximately 45 minutes chanting, praying, and delivering speeches before dispersing. The demonstrators waved signs demanding Emanuel’s resignation and chanted “one city, one Chicago” and “Rahm has to go,” as fans watched from inside the park. The march was timed with the start of the music fest Lollapalooza, in addition to the Cubs game. Organizers had not ruled out trying to enter Wrigley Field and predicted at least some protesters would be arrested.”
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) August 2, 2018
Demonstraters state they chose an organized protest in a prominent area of the city because they believe had they chosen to protest in their own neighborhoods the city’s moneyed elites and their liberal mainstream media cohorts would simply continue to ignore the entire purpose of the protest – which simply a protest of Emanuel’s indifference to his citizen constituents as he embraces illegal aliens.
More than 1,600 people have been shot in Chicago this year. This includes three children who were wounded by stray bullets while simply playing basketball. Chicago residents state
The current situation with gun violence is so bad that children are now being kept indoors for their own safety, and even that is not enough as children are being wounded or even dying from bullet ricochet through windows and sometimes even walls, depending on the caliber of firearm used, as well as the type of ammo.
In their effort to hate all things Trump, the left-leaning media has left the citizenry of Chicago in the midst of a gang infested, bureaucracy-ridden war zone, blatantly ignoring their cries for Trump’s help and their demands for Emanuel’s immediate resignation –
One man told Gianno Caldwell, a political analyst with Fox News in his coverage of the protest – “Rahm Emanuel is a con man. His whole job is to keep black folks divided.”
“Honestly, the residents of Chicago are fed up with Rahm Emanuel’s inaction,” Caldwell said. “In addition they are fed up with the violence. They don’t see any change.”
Many protesters expressed similar feelings of hopelessness and outrage over the lack of economic opportunities and development on both the South and West Sides of Chicago as gang violence has turned their neighborhoods into a virtual war zone By contrast, the North Side of the city is seeing a plethora of opportunities and economic development and is better for it.
Caldwell expressed his surprise that so many Illinois Democrats were expressing an open, willingness to work with President Trump in an effort to help the city of Chicago given Emanuel’s open animus towards President Trump, as well as the open hostilities expressed within the current atmosphere of political division.
Caldwell states in conclusion – “I found it to be particularly interesting that there are leaders within the Democratic Party in Illinois who are seeking the help of outside resources such as President Trump.”