By: Diane Benjamin
With all the heat Tari Renner has been feeling now for months, was last night’s packed chamber wanting a “Welcoming Ordinance” his way to get some love?
Or was it a way to divide people based on ideology? Is the real goal to unravel the threads of a civilized society by turning citizens into villains for expecting laws to be enforced?
The purpose of immigration isn’t to provide for the needs and demands of illegals. Living in America is not an entitlement.
According to this story, illegal immigration costs ILLINOIS $3.85 BILLION a year: https://nationaleconomicseditorial.com/2017/07/04/illegal-immigration-cost-illinois/
The majority of the speakers last night wanted protections from the local police working with ICE – Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
It was a parade of “I hate Trumpers”, but where were they when Obama was deporting non-criminal illegals?
A representative of the ACLU showed up, where was he during the Obama administration? It must have been okay when Obama deported non-criminals:
At 20:30 a lady mentions people being stopped for driving without a license, even though Illinois gives licenses to illegals. It must be too difficult to even comply with that law.
ACLU rep is at 22:00. He claims people are scared to call the police.
At 28:30 a speaker claims the ordinance is the moral thing to do. She declares the “risk” of federal funding cuts it worth the price.
At 30:25 an immigration lawyer claims being here illegally is no different from a copyright infringement offense. Everyday people have to decide to avoid the police or cooperate.
Dr. Laurie Bergner spoke for the League of Women Voters who opposed deportation of non-criminals. Where were they when Obama was doing it? Keep in mind, this group holds debates for local elections.
Two speakers mentioned sexual assaults go unreported. I wonder just how many there are? Add the shootings of late, and has Bloomington become too dangerous for its legal citizens?
It was an amazing display of people speaking for those who entered the country illegally demanding rights to the American Dream without consequences. Americans were told they are wrong for expecting laws to be enforced.
The mantra was “keeping families together”. We have no problem with that, the whole family can leave together.
Citizenship is becoming meaningless because laws don’t matter. The Constitution the Council took an oath to protect will also be immaterial if the Council passes the ordinance. Obviously people here illegally have more rights than the rest of us.
Just hit play to hear all speakers, only a couple spoke on other issues: