Friday, June 20, 2014

Rahm The Immigrant Basher: Treasure trove of memos shows Emanuel's politics in White House

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
A treasure trove of documents from former President Bill Clinton’s administration shows a young staffer — Rahm Emanuel — pushing his boss to get tough on illegal immigrants and seize crime-fighting from the Republicans as a defining issue.

The previously restricted memos from Emanuel to Clinton are among thousands of White House documents made public this year through the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. The documents were kept secret until 12 years after Clinton’s second term ended in 2001.

Emanuel’s current stance on immigration seems to differ from what he was proposing to Clinton in the 1990s.

As mayor, Emanuel says he supports reducing deportations and accelerating citizenship for immigrants. When he was an adviser for Clinton, he called for “record deportations of criminal aliens” and told the president that “halfway through your term you want to claim a number of industries free of illegal immigrants.”
No word yet on whether strongman Rahm Emanuel sends his kids to private schools to avoid contract with illegal aliens.