Veteran Steven Katz is proud of his service to the US, but he is even prouder of his grandfather who was let into the US illegally.
Illegal immigrants in New York are not allowed to get driver’s licenses. As Jews, who were once immigrants ourselves, it’s our duty to help.
Around the Shabbat table, they talk about the dangers of open borders. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, a woman silently washes dishes…
Chicago’s city council voted Wednesday to reaffirm its status as a sanctuary city and protect immigrants from deportations almost at exactly the same time President Donald Trump signed an executive order that tightened immigration laws and declared that the U.S. government would cut off federal grants to sanctuary cities “except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes.”
At Wednesday’s meeting, Emanuel presented Trump with a letter signed by himself and 13 other mayors, including Bill de Blasio of New York and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, asking the president-elect to continue President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children to remain and work here. Currently 742,000 people benefit from DACA, 69,571 of them in Illinois.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and Donald Trump are not natural political allies, and Emanuel has been vocal in his opposition to the president-elect on many issues. Nonetheless, the two sat down Wednesday for a 45-minute conversation at Trump Tower in New York, joined by Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus and senior advisor Stephen Bannon.
Israel’s Knesset passed legislation that will allow the state to detain illegal migrants without trial for one year.