Posted on November 16, 2016
sanctuary [sangk-choo-er-ee] – a sacred or holy place; a church or other sacred place where fugitives were formerly entitled to immunity from arrest. According to that definition, Chicago is neither a church nor a sacred place, yet to somehow gives holier-than-thou coverage for our betters.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday promised to protect immigrants from deportation, even as president-elect Donald Trump has pledged to remove as many as 3 million immigrants who have criminal records and are living in the country illegally.
For more than three decades, Chicago has been a sanctuary city, where local laws prohibit government workers and police officers from asking about residents’ immigration status. The mayor said that tradition would continue.
“To all those who are, after Tuesday’s election, very nervous and filled with anxiety as we’ve spoken to, you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are supported in Chicago,” Emanuel said. “Chicago will always be a sanctuary city.”
Nonsense. For starters, as evidenced by various illustrations on this page, a number of the neighborhoods favored by deportables are anything other than what the average person would consider “safe”. What we’re seeing here is nothing more than a vote buying scheme since the mayor lost 1/3rd of the city when the McDonald tape went public. Plus the drug trade is a very profitable enterprise for many in these neighborhoods, immigrant or not.