Chicago Mayor came out swinging against Donald Trump. He made it clear to DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers, that they do not have anything to fear. He said it in a reassuring manner that most will likely heed.
Earlier in the week Donald Trump cowardly sent out an elated Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, to make it known that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order also known as DACA, would be revoked in six months. DACA protected residents who were brought to this country while they were children, from deportation. Most of these residents know no other country and in many instances cannot even speak the language of their birthplace. For all practical purposes, they are American.
Rahm Emmanuel made it clear that his city, Chicago, is a welcoming place for Dreamers and that they should proceed with their normal lives.
A Trump Free Zone
"I want to emphasize one thing that the alderman noted, the Chairman, that I think is very important," Rahm Emmanuel said. "And that is that President Trump has talked about ending the Dreamers program. To all the Dreamers that are here in this room and in the city of Chicago, you are welcomed 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 it. And rest assured I want you to come to school. But more than just come to school, pursue your dreams."
That is the defiance every mayor should show against a president that is not working for the well-being of the country. When a president puts his personal vendettas, conspiracies, and ill-actions over whats right for the country, ignoring his ever changing directive, should be the order of the day.
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