Unlike Barack Obama who basks regularly in the sun on the taxpayer dime, President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t taken the holiday season off.
While he has been enjoying the Florida weather, he has worked. The issue bothering him most is crime.
The president-elect has spent the last few weeks pouring over pages of crime statistics with his staff. One can’t ignore the most notable statistics: Chicago.
Trump tweeted out Monday:
Chicago murder rate is record setting – 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016. If Mayor can’t do it he must ask for Federal help!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2017
In early December the Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a meeting with President-elect Trump at Trump Tower. The meeting was described as cordial. However, only days before the meeting in Manhattan, Emanuel declared:
“Chicago has in the past been a sanctuary city. … It always will be a sanctuary city.”
I think we can all agree that a city with 762 murders in one year is anything but a sanctuary?
According to statistics from the Police Department in Chicago shooting incidents rose from 3,231 in 2015 to 4,331 in 2016. That is a staggering 1,100 increase in shooting incidents. Most of these shooting incidents involve minorities, specifically blacks and Latinos.
Mayor Emanuel has already explained how he handles homicide in the black communities. He said after a young child was killed in a gang-related shooting, that gang should “take it to the alley.”
Think Emanuel would say this on his side of town; the safe side?
But the “other” murders Emanuel ignores in his sanctuary city are those committed by illegals.
The Center for Immigrations Studies writes:
“Sanctuary jurisdictions remain a significant public safety problem throughout the country. About 300 jurisdictions have been identified by ICE as having a policy that is non-cooperative and obstructs immigration enforcement (as of September 2015).”
Here is a map updated this month showing sanctuary cities.
These counties and cities, Chicago included, ignore federal law to protect so called “dreamers” and other illegal immigrants living here.
While it remains unclear how President Trump will deal with illegal immigration problem as a whole, one thing is clear: he will deport the criminals.
This action will constitute a huge departure from the current administration.
As Breitbart reported in April of 2016,
President Barack Obama’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released nearly 20,000 criminal illegals – including rapists, sex offenders, and even around 200 murderers – back onto U.S. streets after their jail sentences ended in 2015, according to new reports.
The 19,723 released illegals were not deported.
As reported by Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner, the number includes “208 convicted of murder, over 900 convicted of sex crimes and 12,307 of drunk driving.” The criminals had 64,197 convictions among them, representing a whopping 8,234 violent crimes.
The nearly 20,000 criminals were released in virtually every state and territory of America, ICE statistics show.
Trump will do more to curb violence in a month, than Obama accomplished in 8 years. But then again, that’s not saying much.
What Chicagoans can expect is a safer city, and it won’t be because of Rahm Emanuel. Trump will make Chicago safe for its citizens, not illegals.