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Added Sep 06 2017

Rogers Park Dreamers, along with those elsewhere in the city, are welcomed to Chicago Public Schools with a pledge of protection and a declaration that Chicago is a Trump-free Zone.
http://bipartisanreport.com/2017/09/05/just-in-first-major-u-s-city-declares-trump-free-zone-pledging-protection-for-dreamers/

    JUST IN: First Major U.S. City Declares 'Trump-Free Zone,' Pledging Protection For DREAMers
    On Tuesday, after days and days of rumors suggesting the Trump Administration was planning on ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it official following an early morning tweet to that effect from the president. Chicago Mayor and Obama-era White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has now joined ...
    http://bipartisanreport.com
  • YakovBok In the RP since 1996

    There are many reasons to support DREAMers in their quest to stay in the U.S. But the fact is, Obama's DACA executive order was an unconstitutional usurpitation of legislative powers. If you want DREAMers to stay in the U.S., lobby your federal elected officials to introduce a bill allowing them to stay. If you don't care about the Constitution and the separation of powers, it seems to me that you have swallowed one too many "blue pills" and are only interested in the political leverage that DREAMers bring the Democratic party. If you doubt that, explain how two election cycles ago, the Democrats as a party were not "pro-immigrant" and were anti-Amnesty - which is what DACA is - a form of amnesty. Remember, in our country, we are a nation of laws. The process means something. The ends do not justify the means. The means justify the ends. DACA ignores the process and it was not the right way to get the job done.

  • Yeah, but it wasn't unconstitutional. If Obama had suddenly given citizenship to all Dreamers, then that would have been unconstitutional, since only Congress can do that. But the Dream act was merely a "deferred action" in response to the obvious fact that Congress had no intention of doing anything. As a deferred action, the Dream Act fell within the scope of the president's broad powers to administer immigration issues. The Supreme Court has continually affirmed those powers. Witness the broad latitude they gave to Trump to discriminate against immigrants from 6 Muslim countries.

    Furthermore, something is unconstitutional only if the courts determine it to be unconstitutional. Trump canceled the Dream Act before the courts could even rule on it.

  • Rob

    "But the fact is, Obama's DACA executive order was an unconstitutional usurpitation of legislative powers."

    That's not an actual fact.

  • Gabriel Resident of PRRP

    The Trump neo-fascist phenomenon is at base a revolt against rationality. It is a rejection of facts, science, and sound analysis.

    One can never sway them using a rational approach. They feed off of resentment, prejudice, and a distorted sense of loss that comes from years of imbibing propaganda from right-wing talk shows, Fox News, and misinformation funded by oil interests and the war machine-think Rush Limbaugh. They don't understand the roots of their own self-betrayal and political dysfunction.

    The real tragedy is that they end up supporting the 1% who will make most of their lives worse.

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  • Pedrito I offer you the RED PILL, that's all.

    Omar, my work (my main objective) happens within the Latino community.
    My objective is telling the truth about the Democratic Party.
    People are listening.

  • Gabriel Resident of PRRP

    The anti-Daca folks always default to the rule of law and the Constitution. But the pardoning of Arpaio should tell you something about how much Trumpers respect the rule of law and the Constitution when going against both is okay if it supports a right wing ant-Costitutional agenda-racial profiling.

    They forget or are ignorant about the twisted labor policies that at various times recruited workers from Mexico, encouraged their settlement and then wanted them gone until the next time they wanted cheap labor to exploit. They forget about the long historical relationship Mexicans have had with the Southwest that was once part of Mexico. They hate to remember the use of liberal Cuban and Eastern European immigration policy, including bonus benefits, to further the Cold War goals of various governments. And then there are the special immigration exceptions given to corporations to hire immigrant professionals that displace US college educated folks under the guise of need when it really is about getting cheaper professional services.

    Like always there is little historical and systematic analysis to support what they see as easy and straightforward when in actuality it is a complex problem that also involves values.

    Not al Democrats have had enlightened attitudes about immigration policy. It is just that Republicans are consistently far worse as a group.

  • Pedrito I offer you the RED PILL, that's all.

    Gabriel, Sheriff Joe is a PATRIOT.
    Do you know what Political Vengeance is?

  • YakovBok In the RP since 1996

    choosing to not prosecute DREAMers is a reasonable executive decision. It is prosecutorial discretion. Allowing work permits through executive decree is unconstitutional as it usurps the Immigration Code which lays out how work permits can be obtained. THAT is something Republicans AND Democrats have agreed upon.

  • Rob

    Yeup, I bet the Latino community is really receptive to your "work." "Hey folks, it's okay that this guy pulls you over based solely on how you look, because Patriotism!"

  • Pedrito I offer you the RED PILL, that's all.

    Yes, Rob, everything is racist. Everyone is racist.
    Yeah.

  • Rob

    Pedro, you have made a mistake. Not everyone is racist. But Trump and Arpaio certainly are.

    But please do go on calling Arpaio, a man who was duly convicted of systematically violating the civil rights of Latinos, a Patriot.

  • YakovBok In the RP since 1996

    Arpaio was not convicted of violating civil rights. He was convicted of criminal contempt of court. There is a difference between the two.

  • Rob

    I indeed stand corrected on that detail. He was convicted of criminal contempt of court because the court ordered him to stop violating civil rights, and he didn't. Please explain what you think the difference is... No matter how much you Trump groupies make excuses for the racist, The court found that he was violating civil rights.

  • He referred to his own handiwork as a concentration camp, like it was a point of pride.

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/aug/21/arizona-phoenix-concentration-camp-tent-city-jail-joe-arpaio-immigration

  • Arpaio was a bad dude, period. Anyone who supports him is a racist or a supporter of racists. I'm sorry, but there's no other way to view this; it's clear as day. If you're a racist sympathizer, you will have a different perspective on Arpaio, of course, but your perspective can only come out of resentment and hate and is therefore not of any value in any way.

  • Arpaio is still a convicted felon even though he has been pardoned from jail time or penalties for his crime. Arpaio is still guilty of violating civil rights and being in contempt of the courts. Only because Trump sympathizes with Arpaio's racism is the former sheriff free from incarceration but he remains a convicted felon. And Trump still sympathizes with a racist, convicted felon who disrespects the Constitution. Neither one is a Patriot. Patriots defend and protect the Constitution.

  • YakovBok In the RP since 1996

    "Patriots defend and protect the Constitution." By that logic. anyone who defends DACA is not a Patriot because DACA violates the Constitution.

    Contempt of court is violating a court order. Conviction for violating a statute is just that. There is a legal distinction. If you do not understand the distinction, not to be snide, but I can only suggest that you ask someone in the legal profession to explain it to you.

  • as was clearly explained to you earlier, DACA was not a violation of the Constitution.

  • Arpaio is and always will be a convicted felon and Trump will always be known as the protector of a convicted felon and notorious racist. That is why Chicago has been declared as a Trump-free Zone.

  • Yoda Jedi Master

    Omar, DACA very unconstitutional was, even if this you insist to deny, even if this makes you furious

    Live From Rogers Park, Obama protected terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera and traitor Bradley Edward Manning. Your outrage? No outrage?

  • Yoda Jedi Master

    Trump free zone? And the most beautiful skyscraper in Chicago, Trump Tower is
    I laugh

  • Tired of Liars Sick and Tired of Self Serving Lying Politicians

    Who in the Heck is Rham Emanuel to declare the POTUS personna no grata? Rham is a corrupt POS. A Classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Who is this Rham of whom you speak?

  • Pedrito I offer you the RED PILL, that's all.

    So, I got a question for Liberals around here:
    Trump is trying to help the DACA people with an agreement made with the Democrats.
    That's so much more than anything done by Obama.

    Do you still hate President Trump?

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    @Pedrito - You managed two logical fallacies in a single post.

  • That's an easy one. Yes, I do. He's a wretched human being. The only reason he's engaging Democrats at all is because he's realizing it's not so easy to get everything done on your own. I'm sure he didn't come to that realization on his own, however. He'd have to have self-awareness for that to happen.

  • Only after a Republican Congress refused to pass legislation did Obama resort to the lawful executive power of an Executive Order to formalize DACA. Prosecutorial discretion is a valid Presidential option. Trump can't get his Republican Congress to pass any legislation, much less DACA legislation, and has to ask for help from the Democrats. Trump is impotent even with a Republican Congress. Rahm Emanuel isn't impotent and, with the support of City Council, declared Chicago as a sanctuary city for Dreamers and as a Trump-free Zone.

  • Pedrito I offer you the RED PILL, that's all.

    Live, keep talking yourself that, But everybody knows that our Leader, President Trump, is always five moves ahead.
    Get ready for Trump 2020.

  • Pedrito I offer you the RED PILL, that's all.

    Remember that he knows The Art Of The Deal.

  • The idea that Obama could have gotten a Dreamer law passed with the Republican Congress is completely laughable.

    Trump has just begun to realize how hated he is, so he needs a few compassionate and bipartisan acts to prop him up in the polls. He knows full well that 80 percent of the country wants Dreamers to be protected, not deported, and he's always had ambiguous feelings about Dreamers. So he's now decided to strike a deal with Democrats.

    But his base is now furious. Breitbart is going ballistic. When Trump promised to "terminate" DACA, they understood "terminate," not "amnesty, revised version."

    This is what he said repeatedly during the campaign: "We will immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties, in which he defied federal law and the constitution to give amnesty to illegal immigrants."

    Now he plans to give them. . . amnesty.

    The explosion of anger today:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/14/according-to-democrats-trump-has-done-an-about-face-on-dreamers-his-diehard-supporters-are-fuming/?utm_term=.7e8653d31342

    Trump will now have to appease his base with some other crazy nut-job, white-supremacist right-wing decision in the coming weeks and months. Expect ICE to adopt even more fascist tactics. But the 20 percent of the country that wants Dreamers exiled forever is VERY SERIOUS, and this is the first time Trump has broken their dark, heartless hearts.

  • Trump's deal was to make Mexico pay for the Wall. Then the deal was that Congress would pay when Mexico refused. Then the deal was that money saved on DACA would pay when Congress refused. Now the deal is to only repair the old walls and fences now that DACA is a good thing again. The real deal is that the Wall will be delayed. That's the Art of the Trump-style Deal. The Wall Deal is like all the casino deals. Bankrupt failures.

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  • Yoda Jedi Master

    Trump, playing the Dems like a fiddle he is
    Schumer and Pelosi, easy targets they are

  • well, if getting everything you want = getting played, then I guess played they did get!

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    @Pedrito - You wrote: "President Trump, is always five moves ahead."

    Are you referring to the same guy who stated, "Nobody knew health care could be so complicated"?

    Yep, always five moves ahead...LOL!

  • Yoda Jedi Master

    "Trump will now have to appease his base with some other crazy nut-job, white-supremacist right-wing decision in the coming weeks and months. Expect ICE to adopt even more fascist tactics. But the 20 percent of the country that wants Dreamers exiled forever is VERY SERIOUS, and this is the first time Trump has broken their dark, heartless hearts."

    Omar, your comment very funny is. I thank you for the laughs.

  • Yoda Jedi Master

    By the way, what is wrong about deporting illegal immigrants?
    Enforcing our laws is good and noble
    If you're here illegally you need to go now
    Nothing mean or heartless this is, but fair

  • Methinks we should deport little green men with big ears who speak backwards.

  • well it appears that your Darth Trumper doesn't appear to agree with you, Yodel--now that he realized how more fun it is to have Democratic friends and be viewed as someone with a shred of compassion:

    "Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!....."
    --@realDonaldTrump

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/908276308265795585

    Reports say that ever since Trump has been inviting Nancy and Chuck over for Chinese food, he's been walking around with a spring in his step, happy in the White House for the first time! Must feel good to go back to your NY Democrat roots! He even went out and patted the head of a kid who wanted to mow the lawn. At core, dude just wants to be loved. Isn't that special?

  • Yoda Jedi Master

    Anyone with a GOOD reason why not to deport illegal immigrants?

  • because Donald Trump doesn't want to.
    You more to the right than Donald?

  • Yoda Jedi Master

    Very right winged I am
    But compassionate too
    Dreamers I don't care too much about
    But a strong border and immigration enforcement is what we want

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    @Yoda - Pedito, we know this about you no matter what name you are using for your posts.You have made it clear in the past you are very right wing

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