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'City of big hearts' can take in 1,000 immigrant kids, Rahm says
suntimes.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | FRAN SPIELMAN

Posted on 07/30/2014 6:27:04 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Citing his immigrant grandfather’s frightening flight from the pogroms of Eastern Europe, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday defended his decision to open the city’s arms to 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children fleeing violence in Central America.

Some have suggested that the humanitarian effort funded by the federal government is a diversion and that Emanuel should concentrate all of his efforts on protecting Chicago’s children from the gang violence that has claimed far too many innocent victims.

But the mayor argued Wednesday that a city of big shoulders with an even bigger heart can walk and chew gum at the same time. In other words, Chicago can do both.

“This speaks to the values of a city. I reject the notion that it’s either-or,” the mayor said, pointing to his plans for more summer jobs, full-day kindergarten and a longer school day and year.

“You have a thousand kids fleeing violence in Central America. This speaks to who we are as a city in welcoming them,” he said.

“My grandfather left Moldova in Eastern Europe. His parents put him on a boat to get away from the pogroms [and] leave the violence. Thirteen-years-old by himself. Not a word of English to come to a place called Chicago. He left the violence of Eastern Europe.”

The mayor added, “These kids are leaving violence. There are 1,000 kids. We are not only a city of big shoulders. We’re a city of big hearts, and we welcome them and get ‘em on their way. And we will also make sure that the city of Chicago has universal pre-K, universal kindergarten, expanding after-school programs, expanding summer jobs, because the test and measure of this city is how we treat our children.”

Emanuel said when he met with the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. to discuss the humanitarian effort, Jackson “made a point that I had not thought of: when [then President Franklin Delano] Roosevelt turned away the St. Louis and sent the Jewish kids back to Nazi, Germany.”

Earlier this month, the Obama administration approached Emanuel, a former White House chief of staff, about the possibility of housing 1,000 immigrant children in Chicago facilities bankrolled by the federal government, complete with federally-funded security and support services.

City Hall responded by consulting with social service organizations that already house and care for migrant children. The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has asked for federal authority to join the humanitarian effort.

The Emanuel administration has also asked Chicago law firms to donate their services.


TOPICS: US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: aliens; chicago; illegals; moreoldnews; welfarestate
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1 posted on 07/30/2014 6:27:04 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That will add some diversity to the police reports on the weekends.


2 posted on 07/30/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“These kids are leaving violence."

Boy are they in for a big surprise.

3 posted on 07/30/2014 6:29:47 PM PDT by BipolarBob (It wasn't me, it was my clone.)
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To: Theoria

The body count will go up as MS13 carves out it’s territory.


4 posted on 07/30/2014 6:30:22 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
What about Iraqi Christian refugees?

What about homeless children already living in Chicago-land?

5 posted on 07/30/2014 6:30:46 PM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Then ship them all to Chicago.


6 posted on 07/30/2014 6:31:03 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And five thousand family members?


7 posted on 07/30/2014 6:31:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I would suspect the Princess Mayor is angling for those “18 - 30 year old” children as replacements for combat losses to rival cartels.


8 posted on 07/30/2014 6:32:21 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (His Arrogance would love to replace John Kerry-Heinz but all the trained monkeys turned him down.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Offer only applies if they can register to vote by November 8, 2016.

/s


9 posted on 07/30/2014 6:32:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Then ship them all to Chicago. Then he’ll start to feel like we do.


10 posted on 07/30/2014 6:33:28 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Shouldn’t take long before they want to return to Honduras. Hey, maybe this is a plan!


11 posted on 07/30/2014 6:33:32 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Theoria
That will add some diversity to the police reports on the weekends.

Roger that. Isn't it ironic, that they are probably going to experience more violence in Chicago, than in their home countries?

12 posted on 07/30/2014 6:34:50 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rahm’s “city of big hearts and small brains”. Chicago is a great place to send Barry’s Kids who came here to escape the “violence”. LOL! Boy, are they in for a rude awakening.


13 posted on 07/30/2014 6:35:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Illegals leave their homeland because of violence are shipped to Chicago, a city known for violence.

Are we shipping people from Chicago over the border in exchange for these illegals?


14 posted on 07/30/2014 6:35:19 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rahm can do this because his own kids will never have to face the consequences.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 6:36:00 PM PDT by IncPen (None of this would be happening if John Boehner were alive...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Chicago ghetto gangbangers think they’re tough. Wait until MS13 gets there.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 6:37:46 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: BipolarBob

Your post is hilariously accurate!

Do these left-wing, corrupt politicians ever listen to anything that comes out of their mouths? They just blab cynically away about love, daisies and unicorns while having the carpetbag packed when the proverbial **** hits the fan. Rahm surely is one of the worst human beings on the planet.


17 posted on 07/30/2014 6:37:51 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

hHw many will be killed by black terrorist on the weekend?


18 posted on 07/30/2014 6:38:56 PM PDT by rlapuma
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To: BipolarBob

More like bringing it there... let’s hear how well this turned out in half a year. Liberals will be so surprIIIIISED!


19 posted on 07/30/2014 6:38:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Rahm is only garden variety corruption.


20 posted on 07/30/2014 6:39:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Veggie Todd

MS 13 wants no part in taking on Chicago’s Gangster Disciples or Latin Kings. Easier pickings in smaller towns.


21 posted on 07/30/2014 6:42:26 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“And we will also make sure that the city of Chicago has universal pre-K, universal kindergarten, expanding after-school programs, expanding summer jobs, because the test and measure of this city is how we treat our children.”

It’s all about how much money can be skimmed off the top.....


22 posted on 07/30/2014 6:43:30 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Just imagine Rahm is sending reinforcement to MS13 and the 18th Street gangs.


23 posted on 07/30/2014 6:44:02 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Veggie Todd

You are spot on. It will be no contest and MS-13 will win.


24 posted on 07/30/2014 6:44:03 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Maine Mariner

Machete control will be needed next.


25 posted on 07/30/2014 6:45:30 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Another generous ars hat. How about many a few thousand of the 100,000 that came in last year alone. Boy, are you something.
26 posted on 07/30/2014 6:48:31 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Tailgunner Joe

In Chicago? Cannon fodder...


27 posted on 07/30/2014 6:48:41 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: TurboZamboni

Will there be demands for the registration of all machetes. Perhaps blade length will determine the need for registration or not.


28 posted on 07/30/2014 6:50:22 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Maine Mariner

That’s absurd. I work on the South Side and West side.The idea of a foreign gang coming into Chicago and taking over is laughable.


29 posted on 07/30/2014 6:50:33 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Really??? The man who hung around nude at the Congressional gym snapping towels at Congressmen he didn’t like was just garden variety? Obama’s freaky-deaky right hand man and enforcer is only garden variety? The Man’s Country fan boy who faked living in Chicago to steal an election is just garden variety? Boy, do we have a different set of standards!


30 posted on 07/30/2014 6:51:16 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When recounting his immigrant ancestors, he leaves out that that was through legal processes, not through the dictatorship of El Presidente.


31 posted on 07/30/2014 6:52:25 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Blackirish

You may be right but time will tell.


32 posted on 07/30/2014 6:52:52 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yeah, to replace the 1,000 people who get gunned down in Shi’a’cago each year.


33 posted on 07/30/2014 6:54:08 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Well ok, so he is a homo too... and what’s the point. Obama found him so indispensable that the two said goodbye fairly early on. Holder is much more rotten, IMHO. Rahm is more garden variety liberal.


34 posted on 07/30/2014 6:55:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
1k illegals means the Feds will pay 7.4 million per day to Chicago.

Sure, they'll take the slush money to pad themselves.

35 posted on 07/30/2014 6:55:21 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Blackirish
Citing his immigrant grandfather’s frightening flight from the pogroms of Eastern Europe,

You know, it's really time pols of ALL persuasions stop invoking their parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles on their step-mother's cousin's father's side, etc. Just tell me who YOU are and what YOU have done. That's all that really matters right now.

36 posted on 07/30/2014 6:55:40 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How many of the 1000 will be boarding at Casa Emmanuel?


37 posted on 07/30/2014 6:55:49 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: workerbee

That is to really miss Rahm’s typical-liberal fallacy.


38 posted on 07/30/2014 6:58:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Well Rahm, given your culture kills 20 a week, I guess a 1000 new naive ways of the city won’t be to much of a burden.


39 posted on 07/30/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storarned m chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
This is the end-game for the blacks in Chicago.

Hispanics despises black Americans.

40 posted on 07/30/2014 7:03:27 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: rlapuma

hHw many will be killed by black terrorist on the weekend?
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1000 new targets for Holder’s “people”


41 posted on 07/30/2014 7:03:56 PM PDT by Joshua (Jimmy is the reason for this)
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To: workerbee

Chicago is broken. I go though LA...NyC...New Orleans. ..all sho signs of some recovery. At least some building cranes. Chicago is in a permafrost resession due to filthy politions.Unemployment unless you have a degree in analytics from the University of Chicago is non existant.Then they tore down Cabrini Green and the Robert Talyor projects sending rival gang members throughout the city. No jobs. Sky hightaxes and regulations. Man this place is a tinder box.


42 posted on 07/30/2014 7:05:10 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: IncPen

Rahm grew up in Wilmette. He has no concept of Chicago being on the Gold Coast and Lincoln Park.


43 posted on 07/30/2014 7:30:33 PM PDT by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Citing his immigrant grandfather’s frightening flight from the pogroms of Eastern Europe, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday defended his decision to open the city’s arms to 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children fleeing violence in Central America.

Why, Mr. Emanuel...why even bother, if you're going to engage in such limited thinking? We have about 60,000 of these adorable little tykes just waiting to call your city home. They simply cannot wait one minute longer to take their rightful places in your "broad-shouldered" community. Why not volunteer to do all you can possibly do for them, Mr. Emanuel?





























Unless, of course, you're merely just another lying hypocrite, Mr. Emanuel. Heh, heh...heh, heh...
44 posted on 07/30/2014 7:34:10 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Tailgunner Joe

More targets for Emanuel’s gangbangers to shoot at.


45 posted on 07/30/2014 7:37:57 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

... unaccompanied immigrant children fleeing violence in Central America....

BS. Their parents, illegally in the US, paid coyotes to bring these “Dreamers” here. They are Obamagrants.


46 posted on 07/30/2014 8:05:27 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

From the author of Never let a crisis go to waste.


47 posted on 07/30/2014 8:26:53 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Hispanics despise black Americans”

That is very true. And conversely black Americans despise Hispanics.

I can’t for the life of me imagine what Rahm is thinking. Chicago is a war zone from what I read.

So I guess Rahm (a) resides in the same bubble Barack floats around in, oblivious to reality or (b) is going to set the stage for a very near future turf, race war on purpose.


48 posted on 07/30/2014 8:29:24 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Roosevelt turned away the St. Louis and sent the Jewish kids back to Nazi, Germany.”

Damn bigoted RATs.

49 posted on 07/30/2014 8:33:55 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I thought the kids were fleeing from violence, not to violence.
50 posted on 07/30/2014 8:40:02 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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