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Rauner pushes petition against abolishing ICE

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018

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* So, I asked the Pritzker campaign where the candidate stands on ICE…

Donald Trump’s administration is using ICE to separate families and communities are being forced to live in fear. This policy is contrary to what America stands for. We need real change and to do away with practices that separate families and demonize immigrants. We need to reform the culture in ICE so they’re focused on violent criminals, drug traffickers, and terrorists, not families seeking refuge.

Here in Illinois, Bruce Rauner needs to stand up to Trump and sign SB 35 and enforce and strengthen the Trust Act. Not only do we need comprehensive immigration reform, but we also need a governor who is willing to stand up to Donald Trump.

SB35 is the “Immigration Safe Zones Act.” Click here for a summary. Make sure to read the amendments, which narrowed it. The bill has been on Gov. Rauner’s desk for almost a month.

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  1. - Homer J. Quinn - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 3:27 pm:

    a great way to start reforming the culture is abolishing the agency.

  2. - Anonish - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 3:31 pm:

    Easier to build something of quality once you have razed the prior structure.

  3. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 3:32 pm:

    ===Easier to build something of quality once you have razed the prior structure===

    You must’ve missed the last three years in Illinois.

  4. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 3:33 pm:

    Maybe abolishing it isn’t the right approach, but a complete top to bottom reworking of that agency might not be a bad idea. Fish rots from the head and all that.

  5. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 3:43 pm:

    Sanctuary State Boy now wants to support ICE?
    How many personalities do you have in there, Sybil?

  6. - Angry Republican - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 3:50 pm:

    As a proponent of smaller government I support abolishing agencies, even if it is ICE.

  7. - Flat Bed Ford - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 3:55 pm:

    Illinois is not a sanctuary state. Ives spun that on up and she was clearly flat out lying about it if you take the time to read the two page bill. (Ironic now because Ives still has her fee-fee’s hurt after the primary. She was as full of BS as any politician ever was)

    “Abolish ICE” is a dogwhistle phrase that gets the radical left wing loonies fired up. That group was never gonna vote Rauner. The right however thinks open-borders and abolishing ICE are very bad ideas.

  8. - Mike Cirrincione - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 3:56 pm:


    Since you support smaller government then you must believe that Individuals have a Constituonal Right to Privacy to manage their bodies without Government Regulation, right?

  9. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 3:58 pm:

    Because borders didn’t exist before ICE was founded in 2003….

  10. - The Dude Abides - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 3:59 pm:

    And to think, recently Rauner has been accusing Pritzger of playing politics with issues. This is exactly what this is all about. Meanwhile Rauner is afraid to criticize Trump on the tariff war.

  11. - Amalia - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 4:02 pm:

    Donald Trump corrupted ICE. Trump changed the focus of ICE from arresting and removing dangerous criminals to separating children from their parents. Allowing ICE agents to return to their mission of searching down violent criminals, drug traffickers and terrorists is the reform we need.

  12. - Demoralized - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 4:05 pm:

    Donald Trump has managed to bring out the worst in a lot of things and ICE is no exception. I don’t think we need to abolish it but we certainly need to put the brakes on the gestapo like behavior of ICE

  13. - Frank talks - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 4:09 pm:

    Maybe Rauner’s going dark for a week so he can come back sounding and acting like Trump?
    Would have been a better race if Jeanne were in it. Bet she would have met with the President today?

  14. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 4:11 pm:

    ==The right however thinks open-borders and abolishing ICE are very bad ideas.==

    Speaking of loonies, why does your side always combine the former with the latter? ICE doesn’t have anything to do with the border, that’s CBP. The two are completely different agencies, and nowhere do we see calls to “abolish CBP”. If you guys support them so much, at least take the time to learn a little about them.

  15. - Thomas Paine - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 4:11 pm:

    Was Rauner trying to be ironic?

    Didn’t ICE lose 1,500 children or place many of them with child traffickers?

  16. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 4:15 pm:

    Before it was renamed ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) it was called the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service).

    I don’t think abolishing ICE is a serious proposal, but Republicans take a lot of pleasure saying the left wants open borders, so like that straw man, it’s par for the course.

    The family separation policy stemmed from the zero tolerance approach to illegal border crossing. Even those many of these people are refugees, you can’t file for refugee status unless you are in the US. And ICE conveniently closed its ports of entry to new asylum claims, forcing those seeking refuge to attempt to enter illegally. It was a trap designed to ensnare and punish folks “to send a message.”

    This was/is an intentional choice by this administration. You don’t need to abolish ICE to intentionally choose another path to secure borders with humane treatment.

    This is not an either/or scenario, but Trump & Company want it to be.

  17. - Albany Park Patriot - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 4:17 pm:

    As the grandson of immigrants from Wisconsin, Rauner knows a lot about the hardship of the people in ICE custody.

  18. - Archpundit - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 4:17 pm:

    —he right however thinks open-borders and abolishing ICE are very bad ideas.

    As LHM points out, ICE doesn’t deal with the border. Their were created to find people like the hijackers on 9-11 and violent threats.

    The point of abolishing ICE is to abolish an agency that has routinely ignored the law and even under other organizations ignored prioritization of violent undocumented immigrants instead focusing on those with misdemeanors.

    The agency is not doing what it was created to do so why continue it?

  19. - Archpundit - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 4:20 pm:

    —Before it was renamed ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) it was called the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service).

    ICE is one of three organizations created out of INS including Customs and Border Patrol and US Citizenship and Immigration Service.

  20. - Lester Holt’s Mustache - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 4:28 pm:

    I know this is off topic, but can I just say how truly weird it is to see a tweet from DPI to the right of this board? Look at Christian, dragging that organization into the 21st century whether Madigan likes it or not

  21. - Flat Bed Ford - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 4:39 pm:

    LH Mustache,
    =Speaking of loonies, why does your side always combine the former with the latter?=

    Try again.

    We don’t. Far left liberals do. Seen any of the lefty protests lately?

    Photo in this article to get you up to speed:

  22. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 4:45 pm:

    I hesitate to question Rauner’s sincerity, but I suspect he is just seeking cover for the “sanctuary state” hit he took from Ives, that undoubtedly will be used by McCann.

    Reminds me of the old Steve Goodman tune, “Election Year Rag”:

    “… you take two steps to the left, then two steps to the right, then you stand in the middle and you hang on tight….”

    Good luck with that. How did taking both sides work on HB40?

  23. - Angry Republican - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 5:05 pm:

    @MC You’r off topic, but generally speaking individuals should have the right to do whatever they want as long as it doesn’t harm others.

    I’m all for abolishing ICE since it will serve as the “camel’s nose in the tent”. Once one large government bureaucracy falls, it opens the door to eliminating other government agencies.

  24. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 5:09 pm:

    Bet Cook County tax payers pay millions to support illegal aliens, in this sanctuary county. Remember that when you pay your property taxes.

  25. - Sue - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 5:35 pm:

    No JB- Illinois needs a governor to stand up for Illinois taxpayers against the status quo. Forget about Trump- he won’t be here for long but our problems need your attention- I guess you rather rant and rave about Trump as opposed to telling us anbout your tax plan.

  26. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 5:45 pm:

    ==Sanctuary State Boy==
    Who is that?

  27. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 5:46 pm:

    –No JB- Illinois needs a governor to stand up for Illinois taxpayers against the status quo.–

    LOL, how many years will Rauner be governor before he’s the “status quo?”

    When do the trainin’ wheels for the lil’ fella come off?

  28. - DuPage Bard - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 7:16 pm:

    Rauner signed sanctuary state. .
    As you run this FB ad please explain how you signed that bill and are now doing this?
    With McCann in the race you can’t hide from your own votes to bring back the base.

  29. - Flat Bed Ford - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 7:39 pm:

    @DuPage Bard,

    Did you read the bill? Instead of Parroting Ives perhaps go read the two pages and get back to us how we are a sanctuary state.

  30. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 26, 18 @ 7:48 pm:

    ===Did you read the bill? Instead of Parroting Ives perhaps go read the two pages and get back to us how we are a sanctuary state.===


    You’re asking the wrong question.

    You should be asking yourself why Rauner won’t clarify what the bill actually does.

    Why do you think Rauner won’t (or can’t) clarify what it is or does?

    Why do you think it’s easier that it’s morphed into a sanctuary state misunderstanding?

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