“Our political leadership – in particular, Rahm and Rauner – are so arrogant that they believe they can deny political realities and ignore policy consequences. Their craven arrogance has makes us all less safe.”
March 8, 2018 – State Representative Jeanne Ives, the conservative reform Republican for Governor, is calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump to come to Chicago to discuss immigration policy.
Sessions was recently in California where he threw down the gauntlet, rebuking California Democrats for their “radical open borders agenda.”
Quoting acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, Tom Homan, Sessions said, “‘being a law enforcement officer is already dangerous enough, but to give the criminals a heads up that we’re coming in the next 24 hours increases that risk.’”
The Attorney General then took direct aim at Oakland Mayor Libby Scaaf. “So here’s my message to Mayor Schaaf: How dare you? How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement just to promote a radical open borders agenda?”
“We have the same problem in Illinois,” said Ives. “But unlike California, where it is just Democrats putting these radical policies in place, Illinois’ Republican Governor Bruce Rauner made us a sanctuary state, even though 67 of 73 Republican state legislators voted against it. Attorney General Sessions, President Trump. Come to Illinois.”
Ives has made the rule of law – a unpopular concept among pandering Illinois politicians of all political stripes – a key tenet of her campaign. Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass recently wrote, Ives, “gets to the heart of policies that are cynical, subversive and designed to blur the distinction between the citizen and noncitizen:
“Those polices are Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial city ID card that will be issued to citizens and noncitizens alike in his sanctuary city; and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signing of sanctuary state legislation.”
In campaign ads, Ives featured the stories of victims of illegal immigrant criminals, Dennis McCann and Jeannie Brady – stories Bruce Rauner and his wine sippin’ buddy Rahmwould prefer were never told.
“To the President and Attorney General Sessions, Rahm Emanuel doesn’t want you here. Bruce Rauner doesn’t want you here. Come anyway. Rahm’s crony business partner, Bruce Rauner, won’t speak your name or work with your administration. Work with us anyway. Our political leadership – in particular, Rahm and Rauner – think the rule of law doesn’t apply to Illinois unless they say so. Come and explain to them that they’re wrong. Illinois families are waiting.”