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Chicago protests Trump Administration’s DACA decision




Photos and comments by Mark Weyermuller - 

CHICAGO – This week, a group of about 1000 marched in front of Federal buildings in downtown Chicago in protest of President Trump's decision to end the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" program established by the Obama Administration in 2012. 

The Democrat "Resist" movement was on hand, as was the Chicago Teachers Union. Signs mocking President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions were plenty. 

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In Chicago, as reported in Illinois Review, Chicago Public School enrollment dropped by 8000 students this year, following a drop of 14,000 the previous year.  Some Chicago teachers see undocumented immigrants as way to fill that gap.

On the same day as the protest, Rahm Emanuel declared Chicago a "Trump-Free Zone." There has been little mention of the 45 shot and seven killed over the Labor Day weekend by elected officials or Chicago media. In addition, there have been 16 armed robberies in the Lakeview area, again with little media attention.

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Many people are leaving Chicago because of the poor quality schools, high crime, lack of jobs, and high taxes. The city's property taxes, along with the 10.25% sales tax, increased the city's minimum wage, bag tax and the penny per ounce beverage tax are all hurting the Chicago's economy.

It seems most people want some type of legal immigration program to become law, yet little seems to be getting done. So many issues in our great city, with immigration being one of many.

I'm guessing the next anti-Trump protest will be next Wednesday, when the Cook County Board revisits the beverage tax. 



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  1. Obama should have been impeached for his unlawful unilateral DACA legislation. Americans have dreams too. Law Breaker Obama’ unilateral DACA executive order was a violation of his constitutionally granted authority.
    The granting of the “executive Power” to the President is not a blank check giving him power to do whatever he wants.The executive Power is merely the power to put into effect, to implement those Acts of Congress which are within Congress’ enumerated powers. If Congress establishes an uniform Rule of Naturalization (as authorized by Art. I, Sec. 8, cl. 4), it is the President’s duty to implement and enforce the law Congress makes. The President is to carry out, to execute Acts of Congress.
    It was Trump’s duty to undo Obama’ unlawful E.O.