Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is refusing ICE to have access to the police database. Like all Democrats, she places illegal aliens above American citizens.
Sooner or later the voters will get wise and then Democrats will have to depend on the illegal vote to get elected at all. Of course, it is Chicago, so anything is possible. It’s not who votes, it’s who counts the votes that really matter. Lightfoot should be prepared to lose millions from the federal government.
Although courts have ruled that the feds can’t cut off money to cities, that changes when a city cuts off the access the feds are paying for.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) announced Wednesday that she has cut off Immigration and Customs Enforcement from accessing the city’s police databases in an effort to prevent illegal immigrants from being targeted in potential deportation raids.
Speaking at press conference, Lightfoot said, “Chicago is and will always be a welcoming city that will never tolerate ICE tearing our families apart.”
With that, Lightfoot went on to explain she had “personally spoken with ICE leadership in Chicago” to express her opposition to raids of any kind, before detailing the measures her administration has taken over the past few weeks to hinder ICE’s efforts.
Lightfoot said “the Chicago Police Department will not cooperate with ICE. That means that they will not team up with ICE to detain any resident. We’ve also cut off access from ICE to any CPD databases and that will remain permanent.”
Despite Lightfoot’s efforts, several immigrant rights groups in Chicago say the mayor isn’t doing enough. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that a coalition of organizations are urging Mayor Lightfoot to sign an executive order banning all Department of Homeland Security agencies — not just ICE — from accessing police data.