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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) said Wednesday that the Windy City has made moves to bar Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from accessing its police databases amid reports of potential raids in more than 10 major U.S. cities slated for Sunday.

“They will not team up with ICE to detain any resident. We have also cut off ICE access from any CPD databases and that will remain permanent,” Lightfoot said. “Chicago is and will always be a welcoming city that will never tolerate ICE tearing our families apart.”

In a statement to the Chicago Tribune, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the city’s Citizen and Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting (CLEAR) database will not be available to ICE officials, though several federal government agencies will still have access.

“All other federal agencies still have access to these systems, as sharing this information is crucial to active criminal investigations in which we are partnering with federal agencies along with intelligence sharing functions that are vital to national homeland security functions,” Guglielmi stated.

Appearing Sunday on CBS News, Ken Cuccinelli, Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director said ICE is prepared to remove approximately one million illegal aliens with final orders for deportation. “[ICE agents are] ready to just perform their mission which is to go and find and detain and then deport the approximately one million people who have final removal orders,” he said. “They’ve been all the way through the due process and have final removal orders. Who among those will be targeted for this particular effort or not is really just information kept within ICE.”

Sunday’s expected raid will target at least 2,000 illegal residents.

Last month, President Donald Trump called off planned raids to deport roughly 2,000 illegal aliens with final deportation orders after details of the operation were leaked to the Washington Post.

Thomas Homan, the former Director of ICE, suggested Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan was responsible for the leak, which prompted the operation’s delay.

A Harvard/Harris survey shows a majority of Americans back plans to deport illegal aliens if Congress fails to act. More than 8-in-10 Republican voters support the move, while and more than 5-in-10 swing voters agree with it.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Don T.

    July 13, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Take every penny of Federal money from that stupid mayor’s city. If she insists on protecting criminals instead of citizens, she should be put in jail as an accomplice, or at least arrested and frog-marched to jail for interfering with Federal officers. Enough is enough!

  2. FRED H. SMITH

    July 13, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    stop ALL Federal funding NOW,, then send her 20,000 or more illegals , let Chicago take care of them since they are willing to protect them….

  3. Gayle

    July 13, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    The people in Chicago keep electing these crazy Demon-rats who care nothing about the law or the innocent people who are getting murdered on a daily basis! They do not want law and order and safety for their citizens! This hag is protecting people who broke the law! Their cases have been heard and they do NOT qualify for amnesty! They have received deportation orders. She is helping criminals and doing nothing to improve the city and protect the citizens! They need to wake up and vote all De o-rats out of office! She is as bad as the last mayor.

  4. Shari Early

    July 13, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Love how all these Democrats are breaking laws and getting away with it. I demand that not a single federal tax dollar that didn’t come from Chicago be spent there… including California. They can support themselves.

  5. Love babies not kill them

    July 13, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Arrest every last one of them or they will just keep breaking the law to hurt Americans

  6. Michigander

    July 13, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Didn’t the court just allow Trump to withhold federal funds from any city that does not cooperate? I think so. Cut Chicago’s funding.

  7. Earnie Bailey

    July 14, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Chicago probably has at least one million illegal immigrants. To Democrats, those are votes Illinois has for many years made its own laws. Can’t ask a person to provide proof of eligibility to vote..

    • SusanP

      July 14, 2019 at 9:46 am

      In Illinois, those working at the polls on election day are not even allowed to look at your ID if you volunteer it. They will tell you it is illegal to ask for ID and to put it away. Thankfully, if you vote early at the Election Commission office you must show ID to be allowed to vote. Crazy, inconsistent laws…

  8. SusanP

    July 14, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Lori Lightfoot deserves to be brought up on federal charges of aiding and abetting criminals to evade arrest. Also, the City of Chicago should not receive a single penny of federal funds for any cause until there is full cooperation between Chicago PD and ICE. We the people are totally fed up with democrat politicians flaunting the law and committing crimes.

  9. Jon Wisdom

    July 14, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Arrest the mayor. It is called aiding and abetting a fugitive – a felony. She will be ineligible for public office and ineligible to vote. So protect the criminals and become one yourself.

  10. MissD

    July 14, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Ignorant mayor ! The “illegals “ have been previously COURT ordered to be deported!!! FRIGGIN black ass DYKE ! Arrest “it” !

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