The lawless Democrats of Illinois, including Rep Luis Gutierrez, Sen Dick Durbin and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as well as their resident shadow government agitator pretend ‘president,’ Hussein Obama, must be thrilled.
The RINO governor, Bruce Rauner, who bears a striking resemblance to New York Mayor “Red Bill” de Blasio, has signed a bill protecting illegal alien squatters, making Illinois a sanctuary state. The law prevents local police from making arrests based upon immigration status.
Fox News’ Mike Tobin points out that police “must ignore federal detainers and hold undocumented [illegal] immigrants [trespassing border-crashers] only with a court order.” In making excuses for his capitulation to the open borders globalist Democrats, RINO Rauner stated, “They all said to me, Governor, this is a reasonable compromise. It will help us do our jobs better. It will help us keep our communities safer.”
Once again the victims of their feel good anti-American legislation and executive actions are left out of the process and victimized by government panderers. Tobin interviews Brian McCann, whose brother Dennis was killed by an illegal alien drunk driver who belonged in Mexico in 2011.
ICE filed an immigration detainer but Cook County had adopted a sanctuary policy to ignore federal detainer requests. The Mexican perpetrator, Saul Chavez, then 35, made bail on a Sunday morning and was out of the country immediately thereafter.
The Chicago Tribune reported that all that remained in the spot where Dennis McCann had been waiting to cross the street were his sandals. The rest of him was dragged hundreds of feet down the street.
One witness to the crime, Alberto Aceves, recalled at the time, “I heard the impact, saw this man go up into the sky and land on the windshield.” He described how McCann fell off the hood and rolled under the speeding car.
Aceves said, “I pull up to the passenger side screaming at him. ‘Stop! The guy’s under your car.'” Chavez eventually stopped, got out of his car and attempted to make a run for it. He was quickly arrested by Police.
The Cook County sheriff’s office documented Chavez’ blood alcohol content at 0.29 percent, more than three times the legal limit. He had just completed probation after a previous drunk driving conviction two years earlier.
Chavez was charged with aggravated DUI, a felony, and given a $250,000 bond. Two days after McCann was killed, federal officials filed an immigration detainer, believing Chavez was living in the U.S. illegally. The form requested ICE be notified if Chavez was to be released. It was ignored.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, pandering to the illegal and Hispanic vote, implemented a new sanctuary policy which protected Chavez, enabling him to flee to Mexico and escape justice.
Dennis’ Brother Brian described the lack of concern on all parts of the Illinois state government and Mexico federal government, noting, “I’ve talked to the feds recently, they know where he is. Chavez is in Mexico. There is a Mexican warrant out for him. But it hasn’t been served.”
He asked, “What justice did my brother get? Chicago Democrats got to pander to the Hispanic vote and ignore the rule of law. And Rahm now gets a campaign issue. And my brother? Nothing.”
There are reasons why Illinois is second only to West Virginia in population loss and it’s on the verge of bankruptcy. Pandering, irresponsible “leadership” like this is a huge factor that infests every other quality of life aspect.
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