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Ives pledges to repeal “extreme and dangerous” Trust Act

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

* From the Jeanne Ives campaign

California Governor Jerry Brown, one of the most liberal Governors in the nation, has found a political role model in Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. Brown recently followed Rauner’s lead, allowing a sanctuary state law to take effect in California this week.

In an interview with Fox Business’ Neil Cavuto, Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan called the choice “a political decision. Not a law enforcement decision.” Homan said Brown “knowingly and intentionally put law enforcement at risk. It put American communities at risk.” Homan went on to say, “If [Brown] thinks he is protecting the immigrant community, he is doing quite the opposite. If he thinks ICE is going away, we’re not. As a matter of fact, we’re going to significantly increase our presence… If politicians in California don’t want to protect their communities, ICE will.”

State Representative Jeanne Ives, a Republican Candidate for Governor, released the following statement in response:

“Mr. Homan’s comments could very easily apply to Illinois, which Governor Rauner made a sanctuary state by signing SB31 last year. Sanctuary policies make all of us less safe. Liberal elites, like Jerry Brown and Bruce Rauner, are very cavalier with the lives of other people. They use people as the means to their political ends. Brown and Rauner believe they are above the law. And, therefore, believe they can decide who has to follow it and who does not. I will lead the charge against the pandering political class.

“2017 ended with nearly 3,400 shootings and almost 650 homicides in the city of Chicago alone. As leaders, we should be focused on protecting families, not criminals. Governor Rauner betrayed law-abiding families in favor of political pandering.

“I’m a pro-legal-immigration conservative. America as a beacon of freedom and opportunity for people the world over is a good thing and should be maintained. But we cannot be without the rule of law.

“Sanctuary state protects those who violate the law at the expense of those who follow the law. It pits law enforcement agencies against one another rather than encouraging cooperation in the interests of making communities safer. Governor Rauner’s sanctuary state policy should be repealed. As Gov, I won’t pretend not to be in charge. I will lead this charge to protect our citizens. With Republican colleagues like John Cabello, who has introduced a repeal of the inanely named Trust Act, and downstate Democrats, we will repeal this extreme and dangerous policy.

“I won’t pretend not to be in charge.” Man, that silly statement is gonna haunt him until November.

* Meanwhile

The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says politicians who run sanctuary cities should be charged with crimes.

Thomas Homan said in an interview Tuesday with Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto that the Department of Justice needs to file charges against municipalities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities and deny them funding.

He also says politicians should be held “personally accountable” for crimes committed by people living in the U.S. illegally.

Homan said, “We’ve got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes.”

* Related…

* Illinois ACLU: Trust Act not a substitute for Bloomington ‘welcoming city’ ordinance

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Roman - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:00 pm:

    Good stuff for a Republican primary. Abortion and immigration…no other issues motivate conservative voters more.

    How long does Rauner continue to ignore her and not hit back? He better have a pollster who really understands Trump era Republican primaries and has spent time surveying Illinois.

    His pollster was dead on in the General Election in ‘14, but if memory serves, not so on target in the primary.

  2. - DuPage Bard - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:02 pm:

    Appealing to the base. She makes a good run downstate and can stay close in the collars this could be a problem.

    The not in charge thing is going to hurt for a long time.
    Sad part he even had an opportunity to clarify and he doubled down.

  3. - Grand Avenue - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:05 pm:

    I guess we’ll know whether or not she starts to poll well based on whether Rauner starts to run attack ads against her.

  4. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:07 pm:

    ==whether Rauner starts to run attack ads against her==

    Unless she gets a solid ad campaign going I don’t think he’s going to. Mentioning her name in ads just gives her more name recognition.

  5. - Chicago Cynic - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:08 pm:

    “Liberal elites, like Jerry Brown and Bruce Rauner”


  6. - Anon today - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:08 pm:

    “Sanctuary state protects those who violate the law at the expense of those who follow the law. It pits law enforcement agencies against one another rather than encouraging cooperation in the interests of making communities safer.”

    Great points from Ives.

    Don’t forget illegal immigrants are preyed upon by unscrupulous employers who profit from this sanctuary junk.


  7. - PJ - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:09 pm:

    A Republican official demanding that state politicians be jailed for making laws. The party of states’ rights and small federal government at work.

  8. - Pundent - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:11 pm:

    =How long does Rauner continue to ignore her and not hit back?=

    Until she shows the ability to raise money to get people to actually hear this. Beyond the challenges in just getting name recognition Ives is going to need a big bankroll and organization to get this word out in the next 60 days. The benefit that Trump had was an insatiable desire by the press to cover his every move and word. I don’t see that happening for Ives.

  9. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:11 pm:

    If I saw any indication that her message was actually reaching people, I’d think she could really do something. But I don’t see such an indication yet.

  10. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:16 pm:

    Once again, Ives proves she doesn’t understand bills that are put right in front of her to read.

  11. - PJ - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:19 pm:

    ===Don’t forget illegal immigrants are preyed upon by unscrupulous employers who profit from this sanctuary junk.===

    Read the bill. Read. The. Bill.

    Also … huh? Are you insinuating that ICE rounding up and deporting these people is better for their interests than taking low wage jobs?

  12. - Get a Job!! - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:21 pm:

    That “silly statement” is sadly more than just a silly statement. It actually seems like it’s a campaign talking point or even a theme/strategy. What a bizarro world we live in when an incumbent Governor runs on such a platform. But I suppose when you have no accomplishments, you have little choice but to pretend your hands were tied during your 1st term.

  13. - Anonin - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:22 pm:

    Ives is problem is simple…she’s just repeating everything people have already said. Not the stuff news is made of. #beentheredonethat

  14. - Anonin - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:22 pm:

    that and Ives doesn’t have real money to speak of not compared to all the other gov candidates.

  15. - ste_with_a_v_en - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:23 pm:

    How does Ives plan on repealing a federal court decision? He disrespect for law and law enforcement is shameful.

  16. - Pieroge tirebiter - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:30 pm:

    Madigan and Pritzker should fund some media for her. Start cutting into Brucie early.

  17. - DuPage Bard - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 12:38 pm:

    GOP folks do not like Rauner. Peter Breen, David McSweeney, the National Review and others tell me so. This is a primary, social media through the Tea Party folks, the Patriot sites, GOP committeeman, Gun rights advocates, right to life folks etc play a much larger role than they did in 2014.
    Turnout is going to be low in the primary as there are no real primaries for the GOP.
    Jeanne needs to put out the debate challenge now to all the press and keep hitting that drum. Media will pick up he’s ducking her.

  18. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 1:05 pm:

    That’s Ives bread-and-butter for the primary, along with HB40 and Rauner’s obvious complicity in the tax increase.

    It appears though that Ives is not going to latch on to Trump. I don’t think she has said his name.

    That has surprised me. There must be polls showing he has fallen off the cliff here among GOP voters since getting 562K votes in last year’s primary.

    Why else would Ives shun Trump?

  19. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 1:05 pm:

    She is effectively pursuading GOP voters that she knows their priorities regarding law and order. She could beat Rauner over this and SB40.

    Well that and the fact that she is running against The Worst Republican Governor in America.

  20. - People Over Parties - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 1:11 pm:

    Blatant fear-mongering by Ives.

  21. - People Over Parties - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 1:15 pm:

    Is she even aware that the bill is supported by law enforcement? This, and the disrespect for the LGBT community should be disqualifying.

  22. - Norseman - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 1:16 pm:

    The Trump administration is real keen on suggesting that political opposition be put in jail.

  23. - My New Handle - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 1:24 pm:

    So much whiteness, so much hate. The voices of the candidates quiver with rage while promoting fear. It would be such a treat to hear from a campaign with an actual plan to bring people together.

  24. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 1:31 pm:

    Since 2015, many candidates have learned to take advantage of partisan outrage and use it to their advantage in generating press coverage.

    The louder the backlash, the better the attention.

  25. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 1:33 pm:

    ==So much whiteness, so much hate.==

    Like that laughable comment.

  26. - a drop in - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 1:42 pm:

    “Is she even aware that the bill is supported by law enforcement? This, and the disrespect for the LGBT community should be disqualifying.”

    Not for the Republican party.

  27. - anonymous - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 1:51 pm:

    This is what you resort to when you have no traction… and no prospect of gaining traction. Even Rauner understands that responding gives Ives the credibility she covets. Not gonna happen.

  28. - striketoo - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 1:58 pm:

    According to Ives, illegal immigrants mowed down 650 people, mostly African-Americans. According to Chris Kennedy, just part of Rahm’s plan to force African-Americans out of the city. What a pair.

  29. - JS Mill - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 2:16 pm:

    “extreme and dangerous” is the new Ives campaign slogan. Or it should be.

  30. - theq - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 3:45 pm:

    hmmm thought Ives was representative of her district not the “leader”

  31. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jan 3, 18 @ 3:48 pm:

    ====So much whiteness, so much hate.==

    Like that laughable comment.==

    What’s laughable is Ives either complete ignorance or blatent lying about what the actual law is. If it’s the former, it’s laughable such an “upstanding West Point grad” would be so ignorant. If it’s the latter it’s a laughable clear dog whistle to the (white) nationalist wing that she apparently wants to be her base.

  32. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Jan 4, 18 @ 7:50 am:

    So because Ives and a possible majority of citizens disagree with you, you think they are all hearing what no one else can hear, Ives is speaking above a human’s ability to detect sound, and that it indicates that there are white nationalists on the prowl?

    Are you completely nuts?

  33. - Demoralized - Thursday, Jan 4, 18 @ 8:13 am:

    At the very least Ives is being disingenuous. Her hyperbole doesn’t match what the law actually says.

  34. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jan 4, 18 @ 8:13 am:

    =So because Ives and a possible majority of citizens disagree with you=

    I’m not sure who the “possible majority of citizens” are but they certainly aren’t cops because they actually support the “Trust Act”.

    So if Ives isn’t rallying the people responsible for enforcing the law exactly who is she trying to appeal to?

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